Edo govt bans political rallies, public demonstrations

The Edo State Government on Friday announced a ban on “political rallies, demonstration and processions in the state.”

The announcement was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie.

The government said the ban is due to “rising security concerns occasioned by the spike in protests around Benin metropolis.”

Edo has been politically tense since the crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, started.

Both men are of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a party whose national chairman is Mr Oshiomhole.

However, the APC in Edo has been split into two factions, each loyal to one of the gladiators. The faction loyal to Mr Obaseki has ‘suspended’ Mr Oshiomhole while the faction loyal to Mr…

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