The Edo state government has warned that any private residence used for the alleged concentration of the All Progressive Congress in the state of Edo will have its certificate of occupation revoked.
The organisers of the mega rally had moved the event to the private residence of the 2016 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Pastor Osagie Iye-Iyamu along Ugbor-Amagba road in Benin City.
According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, Esq, “having received security advice from the office of the Inspector General of Police. The state government places a total and complete ban on any political rallies, demonstrations or processions in any part of the state.”
He said, security agencies are expected to deal firmly with all persons no matter how highly-placed who will act in breach of the directive.
Ogie advised all parents and guardians to also advise their children and pupils not to be allowed to be used as cannon fodder in aid of the wrong political ambition and ego of people whose children reside and study abroad.