Edo 2020: Deputy gov alleges plot to assassinate notable PDP members (www.sunnewsonline.com)

The Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has raised the alarm over what he alleges to be an assassination plot against some notable members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the State ahead of the September 19 governorship election.

He made the allegation in Benin while addressing reporters on the security situation of the State as it looks forward to the governorship election in few weeks.

Shaibu said it became imperative to notify the citizens of the State and the entire world of the current status of the State.

The Deputy Governor alleged that information from a reliable source has it that some group of persons have been imported into the state to eliminate some notable members of the PDP.

‘It is just to bring to the notice of Edo people and also to the entire country that we have intelligence that some individuals are in Edo State courtesy of the former National Chairman of APC and the names of these individuals and their mode of entry are communicated to the security agencies. And they have the information,’ Shaibu said.

Their assignment is to come and assassinate some known individuals in the State. I am hereby bringing to the knowledge of the general public that these people are in town. We have communicated to the security agencies about their activities and why they are in town and also to use this medium to call on Mr President to also call on the security agencies to do their work because Edo is not going to be a theatre of war and for us, we will continue to appeal to our people not to look for trouble, not to disrupt any programme, we are law abiding…

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