Edo election: Security council condemns violence – Obaseki, CP



Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Friday in Benin condemned all acts of political thuggery and violence in the state, saying state security council has vowed to withdraw police protecting none state actors.

Obaseki made the condemnation after a closed – door meeting with all the Security Chiefs in the state, expressing concern over the rising security challenges ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.

According to him, we condemned the high level of thuggery, violence and increasing inflocks on arms into the state.

“The commissioner of police briefed the council on the high situation at the Edo State house of Assembly that led to some illegal and treasonable act conducted by some individuals.

“The security personnel have assured us of their readiness to secure and tackle any security challenges faced by the state.

“They are up to the tasks, they have the men and materials to take charge. They assured us and the good people of Edo of  adequate security in protecting lives and property,” he said.

The governor further said that the state security chiefs have assured the government of protecting everyone irespective of their political affliction.

In his remarks, the State’s Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said that they have been able to review the activities of security in the last few weeks.

“We have talked about political violence and thuggery, we have evolved means of putting such to check.

“The security agencies will leave no stone unturned, we have created a conducive atmosphere for the forthcoming governorship election.

“We want to assure Edo people that the pre – election period would be conducive for campaign during and after the election to ensure no breach of law and order,” he said

On his meeting with the 17 members of the state House of Assembly, who were inaugurated at a private resident yesterday in Benin, the police commissioner said that he is apolitical and his office is open to all.

“It is my statutory responsibility to provide security for lives and property irrespective of political affiliation,” he said.

Edited By: Benson Iziama/Felix Ajide (NAN)

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