BREAKING: PDP Party chairman shot, journalists arrested in Edo
PDP Party chairman shot, journalists arrested in Edo
Yesterday, Edo State boiled over on the Peoples Democratic Party’s parallel senatorial primaries (PDP).
Four journalists protecting the faction of National Vice Chairman, Southsouth, Chief Dan Orbih, had been detained by police.
Political thugs fired gunshots once in a while.
During the first election, the PDP Chairman of Oredo Ward 5, Benin, Tunde Igbinoba, of Orbih’s group, was shot.
Many automobiles, together with Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), had been demolished outdoors an occasion centre close to the gate of Benin Airport, the venue of Orbih’s faction’s primaries, by supporters of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who had been enraged that Orbih’s group had the higher hand.
Many key stakeholders in the PDP in Edo boycotted Obaseki’s factional major election, which was held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin. Instead, they went to Orbih’s faction’s major.
Overzealous law enforcement officials, backed up by Edo Security Network personnel and state vigilance officers, arrested Deborah Coker, Senior Editor/Political Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN); Sunny Ohioze, reporter of Africa Independent Television (AIT); and his unnamed cameraman; and Ogbomo Osamuyi, radio correspondent of Independent Television (ITV) for protecting Orbih’s faction.
Before being launched, the journalists had been accused of protecting a “illegal” major election and compelled to submit statements.
Obaseki’s delegates selected Matthew Iduriyekemwen, the previous Majority Leader of the Edo House of Assembly, to characterize the Edo South Senatorial District.
He defeated incumbent Senator Mathew Uroghide, whereas Orbih’s faction selected Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, a member of the House of Representatives who represents the Oredo seat.
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