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Obaseki: We will tame the lions plotting to disrupt the Edo Elections


Godwin Obaseki, Edo’s Governor, says he is determined to deal with people plotting to disrupt the state’s September 19 election.

Obaseki spoke during his campaign at Opoji, his ward in Esan central local government area of the state.

Godwin Obaseki, Edo's Governor, says he is determined to deal with people plotting to disrupt the state's September 19 election.

He said although he had received intelligence reports to suspend his campaign in Opoji, he decided not to succumb to threats.

“While I urge PDP members and supporters not to succumb to threats, we will tame the lions and tigers in Edo with relevant laws of our country,” he said.

He assured residents of the area that “adequate security would be provided on election day.”

Obaseki also promised the people of the area of the construction of the Opoji-Irrua road that would attract more development to the area if re-elected.


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Earlier in the month, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had said it would halt the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states if the actions of political actors threaten law and order.

Ahead of the elections in the two states, some political rallies have been marred by violence.

In July, 10 persons were wounded when gunshots rocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Edo.

Also, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) raised the alarm that weapons were being stockpiled ahead of Edo election, calling on politicians to de-escalate the tension building up in the state.

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AJAYI Temitope Samuel, A blogger by profession for the past 8 years. He studied Political Science at the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Contact: +2348137451665 Twitter: @globalgistng1,
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