Abduction of APC Chairman: Party lament unabated insecurity in Edo

  • Again tackles Obaseki for insensitivity


The All Progressives Congress (APC), Edo State Chapter laments the continued insecurity ravaging the people.

It is now phenomenal; a day hardly passes in the State without the sad news of someone been kidnapped or killed, the Party said through its publicity secretary, Peter Enoserogbe Uwadiae Igbinigie Esq. on Wednesday.

The latest, is the abduction of Godwin Aigbogun, the Party Chairman, Ugu Ward, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the State.

He was abducted by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Monday, 18 July, 2022 at Ologbo-nugu Community, on his way from the farm.

The scene of crime is under the Iguelaba Police Division close to both Urhonigbe and Ugo Police Divisions, the Party said.

Lamenting, the Party narrates; Aigbogun’s abductors stormed out of the bush, forced his vehicle to stop at gunpoint and whisked him away to unknown destination.

We had it on good account that the hoodlums contacted the family almost immediately, demanding N5 mllion ransom for his release.

This is one kidnap too many in a State the Governor Godwin Obaseki’s led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, receives a humongous monthly security vote of N750m.

Each time the news of a crime is broken, we hear the Government say: we are on top of the situation, yet nothing is happening to reassure the people.

We have repeatedly and consistently called on Governor Obaseki to walk the talk as it is obvious; that his WABAIZIGHAN, Vigilante security architecture have made no meaningful impact.

This is because the N750m security vote monthly is not been spent on these outfits and others to help them deliver adequately on their mandate.

The Governor’s posturing is no doubt, tantamount to insensitivity of the highest order as the importance of life and property cannot be overemphasized.

The APC is saying unequivocally therefore, that we cannot continue to live like we are in a jungle; let Obaseki be reminded that it is his responsibility to provide the needed security if life and property must be safe.

However, we are glad to inform, that by the mercy and grace of God, Aigbogun was able to successfully escape from his abductors. He arrived home this morning (Wednesday).

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