The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the suspension of the All Progressives Congress Mega rally to welcome some former PDP members that recently defected to the APC.
In a letter addressed to the Edo state Deputy Governor by Principal Stațf Officer To Inspector General of Police ACP Idowu Owöhunwa, said the IG has gave the state commission of Police to stop the rally for fear of break of law and order.
The statement read; “I am directed by the Inspector General of Police to convey his
warmest regards and to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s
letter ODG.134/59 of December 12, 2019 on the above underlined
In cognisance of the security consequences of the proposed Mega rally, I am to confirm that the Inspector General of Police has directed
the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command to emplace
appropriate security framework that is directed at suspending the rally
until further notice”.
The statement further said “He has also been directed to summon a meeting of
all parties involved in the political development with a view to engaging
them towards giving effect to his directives in overriding internal security interest.
Thursday evening Fight broke between supporters of the Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki and that of APC National Chairman.