Edo state government has stopped all political rallies or demonstrations in any part of the state. The government also ordered all security agencies to deal firmly with people that breach the directive.
That was contained in a statement signed by secretary to the government, Barr. Osarodion Ogie. Ogie said the authority would not allow anybody to turn the state into a battlefield.
According to him, “The events of yesterday 12th December 2019 were a scary prelude to the absolute mayhem which these irresponsible activities would generate if left unchecked.
“In defiance of the clear and publicized instruction of the Inspector General of Police, calling off the proposed rally owing to security implications, these desperate persons are presently shopping around for alternative venues to carry out their incendiary activities.”
Earlier, The Herald reported that association of Six-Six-Nineteen Pensioners of Primary School in Edo on Thursday, December 12, rallied support for the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in his reelection bid.
The primary school pensioners held a solidarity rally through major streets in Benin to show their commitment and told newsmen that the rally was to thank the governor and support him to secure a second term in office.
Chairman of the association Wilfred Idemudia commended the Obaseki-led administration for performing well in all spheres of the state’s economy particularly in the education sector.
Idemudia said the state primary school pensioners were solidly behind the Governor’s re-election bid taking into consideration his all-embracing style of governance.
He noted that the recent award bestowed on Obaseki by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) during the 2019 World Teachers Days was a clear attestation of the developmental strides of the governor.
According to him, “Your Excellency, your leadership has engendered unquantifiable growth and development in all spheres of the state’s economy particularly in the education sector which is our immediate constituency.”