Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, EPM bicker over calls for surveillance on


Edo Crisis: APCBy Ozioruva Aliu

THE crisis in Edo State All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of this year’s governorship election escalated yesterday, with Governor Godwin Obaseki, calling on all relevant security agencies to place Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of Edo Peoples Movement, EPM, under close surveillance in order to put an end to the rise in the use of explosives to create a sense of insecurity in the state.

But co-convener of EPM and former Attorney General of the state, Henry Idahagbon, described the call as a mad decision coming from the principal suspect in the escalated violence in the state.

On his part, Ize-Iyamu said, the fact that the state government had kept mute since the attacks on people’s homes speaks volume when the people affected were those he has publicly threatened.

A statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie said the security alert had to be sent because of the desperation of Ize-Iyamu…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper