Thursday, December 12, 2019

IGP Adamu stops Edo APC reception rally for Ize-Iyamu

A rally scheduled for Friday in Benin by the All Progressives Congress to receive Pastor Ize Iyamu and his supporters has been stopped by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, according to deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, the party chairman in the state Anslem Ojezua all claimed they were not aware of the rally, although Ize Iyamu, said he had informed Obaseki about it.

Obaseki is at the moment part of President Buhari’s entourage to a peace summit in Aswan Egypt.

Shuaibu told journalists after meeting with Adamu at the Police headquarters, Abuja that the rally has been stopped for peace to reign.

The letter to the deputy governor, titled, “Re:-Request to stop the purported All Progressives Congress, (APC) Rally in Benin City, Edo State, signed by ACP Idowu Owohunwa, principal staff officer to the IGP read:

“I am directed by the Inspector General of Police to convey his warmest regards and to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency letter ODG.134/59 of December 12, 2019 on the above underlined subject.

”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.

“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.

” I am to renew the assurances of the highest regards of the Inspector General of Police to Your Excellency, please.”.

The letter was dated 12 December, the same day that Shuaibu made his request.

The Deputy Governor said that some persons want to destabilise peace that is being enjoyed in the state.

However, he said, Obaseki remains focused.