The All Progressives Congress, Edo State Chapter, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of appointing cultists and thugs as aides.
He mentioned the goal is to mar the September 19 Governorship election within the State with violence.
The celebration raised the alarm on Monday at a press convention by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Azebamwan. He accused the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, of embarking on alleged huge recruitment of thugs and criminals formally into authorities within the guise of Senior Particular Assistants and Particular Assistants to offer cowl and funding in an elaborate plot to unleash violence within the state and rig the end result of the election.
He mentioned: “Abusing state powers, and behaving in a way already seen since his unlucky emergence in 2016, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has begun huge recruitment of thugs and criminals, however this time, formally into authorities. He disguises these appointments as professional, within the guise of Senior Particular Assistants and Particular Assistants.”
“The individuals raised the primary alarm months in the past when the outgoing Governor, nearing the termination of his notorious tenure, started to dole out SA and SSA appointments in numbers by no means seen earlier than. Unbiased verifications and revelations from the divided celebration that the Governor joined the place the vast majority of members are nonetheless smarting from his unlawful imposition have revealed that the latest appointments which had been furtively handed out, got to cultists of infamous historical past and origin.”
“To attain most outcomes, Governor Godwin Obaseki has ensured there’s a spirit of competitors ignited in these confraternity teams. Obaseki attracts from this deep effectively of violence and brutality in these teams, hoping to make use of their brutish and bestial tendencies and unleash it on his opponents and dissenters within the coming days earlier than, throughout, and after an election he’s sure to lose as a result of the individuals have rejected him.”
“Edo state already has trigger for fear, a sound motive to be afraid now, and never even tomorrow. It’s because the violence and chaos have already begun. These cult teams, in a bid to indicate superiority and show their mettle, have gone into the unrestrained acquisition of weapons and initiation of recent members. As it’s, we aren’t certain that within the subsequent two weeks, there shall be an Edo youth who shouldn’t be coerced into this evil affiliation. No because of Obaseki, who in his desperation, has incentivized violence, brutality, offering funds and backing for crime, thievery, and thuggery with public funds.”
“Of their initiation grounds, energized by the uncommon and weird motivation offered by state funds, there at the moment are studies of shootings and killings both out of unresolved feuds or within the bid to check the efficiency of their native bulletproof charms. That is the madhouse and anarchy Godwin Obaseki has unleashed on our State. Lets fold our fingers and proceed to observe this stuff go unchallenged.”
Criticizing the governor for failing to offer his promised 200,000 jobs however allegedly doling out appointments within the ‘twilight of his notorious tenure’ to cultists, the APC known as for the intervention of the safety companies and INEC to “shield the election in opposition to the criminality and desperation of Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his immoral celebration of tax-collectors.”