There was massive protest in Bénin City, the Edo State capital today over the resolution of the House of Representatives to take over functions of the Edo House of Assembly if Governor Godwin Obaseki fails to issue a fresh proclamation letter for proper inauguration of the Assembly.
The protest involved civil society groups, non-governmental organisations, market women, artisans, youths and students. At the premises of the Edo State House of Assembly, the protesters warned they would resist shutting down of the Assembly by security agencies.
Spokesman for the protesters, Mr. Olu Martins said god-fatherism has been banned from the state and that everybody should stay and play to the rule of the game as they believe in rule of law.
Also speaking at the protest, the Edo State APC Youth Leader, Mr. Valentine Asuen, said APC youths in Edo State are with Obaseki because he has been sincere and has a legitimate mission. The youth leader also urged obaseki to remain focused and not be distracted.