Suspected thugs have reportedly battered Mr. Edo Aguebor, former Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on political matters, mirroring hash reality of the crisis that has engulfed the ruling party in the State.
The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Secretariat in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, barely three weeks police confirmed the arrest of three suspects in connection to alleged shooting at the party Secretariat.
Our Correspondent reports that helpless party men and women present at the scene wailed uncontrollably as others laid their hands on their heads in utter shock and disbelief.
Traffic around Uselu Shell and New Lagos road axis convulsed for hours when the hoodlums repeatedly pummelled and attacked Mr. Aguebor who was later taken to a public hospital in the State for medical attention.
Recall that Governor Godwin Obaseki had on June 6, 2021, assured that his government will adopt a bottom-to-top approach in selecting persons to occupy political positions”.
At a meeting with PDP leaders in Edo North Senatorial district in the State, he also directed interested persons to route their applications through their various Wards and submit the lists before June 16, 2021.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Mr. Ede Aguebor, appealed to the law enforcement agencies, the leaders of PDP and the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to come wade into the crisis in Egor Local Government Area.
“I am calling on the PDP leaders and the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to come to our aid in Egor Local Government.
“Today (Wednesday), we were invited to the party Secretariat to come and apply for those of us that are interested in the appointment. I went there with my Certificates, Curriculum Vitae and other documents. When we arrived the venue for screening, we meant a very rowdy session. Chief Olaye, members of his National Union of Road Transport Workers thugs were all there.
“So, I quietly stood by my car and began to wait for them to invite us into the Secretariat one by one. The next thing I saw Olaye with his younger brother, Osaretin and they started to beat me.
“They broke my head, they injured me and destroyed my car. They took my original Certificates away, my ATM card that was in my pocket and shoes. They also took my glasses and the money away. Is this is all I get for going to apply for appointment?”, he asked.