The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has disclosed that Governor Godwin Obadeki, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has recruited the services of one Ejale, a powerful thug from Sapele. The thug, it was reported, would enter Benin on Wednesday ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial elections.
This was disclosed in a statement by Mr. John Mayaki, Chairman of the Edo State APC Media Campaign Council, who added that the thug would be coming with a regiment of his most fearsome troops to visit anarchy on the upcoming elections.
Mayaki said, “I received information that Governor Obaseki has recruited one well-known thug named Ejale, along with his best boys. He paid him lots of money and has even prepared reservations for him at Eterno hotel, off Ikpokpan.
“Ejale does not stay in Edo; he is coming from Sapele. Their major aim is to disrupt the elections. I hereby call on the police to pay strict attention to that particular hotel as they would be moving arms there very soon for their criminal operations. That is, of course, if the arms are not currently there.”
Meanwhile, he also added that he had received information that other militants had been earmarked to stay at Samsy hotel in Benoni and Emvoy hotel, off Akhionbare.
“The governor is not sparing any funds. Money that he did not use to develop the state in four years, he has already given it to thugs to scatter Edo state in one month.”