The Edo State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Anslem Ojezua, has accused the police of complicity in the crisis rocking the state’s house of assembly.
Ojezua in an interview with reporters in Abuja, on Thursday, said the crisis was orchestrated by forces outside the state who found willing tools in the hands of a handful of people in the state, who do not wish the people well.
He claimed that the suspended members of the House who gained entrance into the House at an ungodly hour were responsible for the chaos.
He said, “We gathered that the police facilitated the entrance of those people, who have been suspended by the leadership of the House into the chambers. And they were said to have removed the Speaker and the Majority Leader, who have 15 members. That was absurd.”
He explained that the PDP showed its level of complicity in the crisis when it rushed to the media to issue a statement by Matthew Uhromide, congratulating Festus Edea for the act.
Ojezua said, “Initially, I felt that what happened in the House should be left with the House. But when you now see that a political party is actually revealing itself to have sponsored that kind of a thing and that party has a responsibility to this country and to the constitution, then of course, it becomes of great concern.”
He urged President Goodluck Jonathan to call the police and the PDP in the state to order.
The party chairman also appealed to the Inspector General of Police and the Edo State Commissioner of Police to ensure strict adherence to the rule of law which will ensure that all individuals were equal before the law.
He, however, warned that the situation in Rivers State should not be allowed to repeat itself in Edo State because the nation’s democracy would be the worst for it.
The party, he said has set up the machinery to ensure that aggrieved members of the party were reconciled to move the party in the state and the nation forward.