The People’s Democratic Party, PDP says the invasion and forcefully taking over of the Edo State House of Assembly by security operatives is a coup and a method for anarchy.
The PDP asked the Inspector General of Police Adamu Mohammed to immediately withdrawing the illegally deployed security officers and protect democracy and peace in Edo state.
Security operatives reportedly took over the Edo state assembly complex today with patrol vehicles stationed around the area.
The opposition Party, National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said Nigeria cannot afford to have a breakdown of law and order in Edo state at this critical time as such is capable of having a spiral effect on other states in the Niger-Delta region, which will further result in dire consequences to the country.
He also called on the Inspector General to act with dispatch to curtail the situation, which has heightened tension in the state, and if not stopped, may result in a bloody clash as the citizens are already charged to defend their symbol of democracy from a forceful takeover.