-Oshiomhole absent at rally
The much publicised mega rally of a faction of the Edo State All Progressives Congress led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole failed to hold at the proposed Garrick Memorial school ground.
As early as 7am, a combined team of security agencies have taken over the venue to carry out orders of the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, that the rally be suspended until further notice due to security concerned.
Some former members of the Peoples Democratic Party such as Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Tony Omoaghe, Donald Boih and others were scheduled to be received into the APC at the rally.
When our reporter visited the Garrick school ground, there were dismantling of canopies, chairs and musical stage.
Governor Godwin Obaseki had earlier said as leader of the Edo APC, he was not aware of any rally being organised by the party in the State.
The state government subsequently warned private schools to close down.
Not deterred by the action, the Oshiomhole faction held the rally at the private residence of Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
The rally was attended by APC chieftains loyal to Oshiomhole but Oshiomhole was absent at the rally.