The All Progressive Congress (APC) youth leaders in Ewu, Esan Central Native Authorities Space of Edo State, have mentioned they narrowly escaped loss of life, claiming to have been attacked by thugs allegedly employed by the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP.
The celebration accused the chairman of Esan LGA, Hon Waziri Edokpa of orchestrating the assault whereas youths had been pasting posters of the APC candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu locally in preparation for the ward to ward rally.
Chief, Ewu youth APC Marketing campaign Council and former Particular Adviser to the Council Chairman, Hon Clement Inegben, alleged that round 8pm on Friday, he was summoned to look at Ewu Police Station solely to be attacked as he received to the Station.
One other youth, recognized as Aguni, mentioned they had been putting in mini billboards when PDP loyalists descended on them with harmful weapons. He requested authorities and the general public to rescue them from the Council Chairman, who he claimed had fashioned the behavior of harassing those that have refused to accompany him to PDP.
In the meantime, reacting to the event, Ize-Iyamu enjoined the youths to take care of their peaceable disposition, which that they had adopted from the start of the Marketing campaign.
He, nevertheless, expressed disappointment that after the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, had extracted commitments from leaders of all political teams and different stakeholders to take care of peace all through the interval of the election, the PDP nonetheless caught to the usage of violence.
Different APC Leaders in Ewu, together with a former Speaker of Edo State Home of Meeting, Rt Hon David Iyoha and a former commissioner, Hon Larry Aghedo, prevailed on the youths to stay nobly to peace and tranquillity.