Unknown Thugs Beat Up Oshiomhole And 14 Others In Edo State

Seidu Oshiomhole, the younger brother of the APC National Chairman and previous Governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole was yesterday was yesterday assaulted and pummeled alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state.

The lawmakers were reportedly holding a gathering at an undisclosed area when they were assaulted by hooligans purportedly procured by the state government.

According to reports, the meeting was necessitated by the Monday midnight inauguration of nine members of the new parliament and subsequent election of Frank Okiye as speaker. It would be recalled that just nine out of the 24-man Assembly met to elect a speaker in what many have been described as unconstitutional.

It was accumulated that the ongoing crisis in the state assembly is as a result of a fresh rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole who however single handedly appointed him as a replacement.

The 15 officials that were accounted for to have been assaulted have anyway announced and reported the case at the Police headquarters. They were led by Victor Tiger Edoror, a former deputy speaker who is also eyeing the leadership of the assembly.


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