The meeting held by the Edo Peoples Movement in Ivbiaro at Owan East of Edo State turned bloody.
The meeting was held at the residence of a former Commissioner, Abdul Oroh.
NAIJA CENTER gathered some angry youths led by a Commissioner for Education Jimoh Ijegbai, one Airende invaded the venue.
The angry mobs struck nearly to the end of the meeting.
Comrade Carlis Imolore coordinator of EPM Owan East and lecturer at Auchi Polytechnic was cut by one of the mobs at Ivbiaro.
The mobs, it is alleged, are loyal to the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu.
Speaking with NAIJA CENTER, a former Minority Whip of the House of Rep, Hon. Samson Osagie accused the governor of further destroying his chances of getting the governorship ticket for 2020 governorship election.
He described Obaseki as desperate and paranoid by attacking anyone opposing his ambition.
“The Commissioner for Education Jimoh Ijegbai, one Airende and a host of other thugs invaded the venue of the meeting of Owan East Chapter of EPM attacked the participants at the meeting and axed the Local government coordinator of EPM smashed several vehicles including that of a DSS officer in the full glare of policemen. The meeting which was nearing conclusion was held at the residence of a former Commissioner Abdul Oroh
Osagie said, “This dastardly and cowardly assault on APC members under the aegis of APC represents the continuous act of intimidation harassment and assaults on all those opposed to the second term ambition of the failed governor. And rather than gain mileage he is further driving a 12-inch nail in the coffin of his second term and no amount of intimidation and assault will deter the majority of APC members in Edo State from rejecting him at the appropriate time.
“An unwilling politician Technocrat has become desperate and paranoid about holding on to power through foul means. He must be reminded that those who kill by
NAIJA CENTER could not reach Abdul Oroh at the time of filing this report as his phone was switched off.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie could not be reached as he did not answer his phone.