The Edo State Government has said it has uncovered plans by mischief makers to disrupt the presidential campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday, warning that the government will bring the full weight of the law upon any individual involved in the reprehensible act.
The Secretary to the Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement on Friday, said the government would ensure that the individuals would not only be apprehended but tried and prosecuted in accordance with the state’s criminal conspiracy and public disturbance law.
He said, “The attention of the Edo State Government has been drawn to the ploy by a group of unscrupulous individuals planning to disrupt the presidential campaign rally of the PDP, scheduled to hold in the state tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, 2022.
“These individuals, who are clearly intimidated by the momentum of the large and organic following that the PDP enjoys in the state, had, at a meeting, made plans to cause chaos and discredit the rally.”
Ogie added, “These mischief makers plan to plant dissidents who will hold insignia and emblems of other political parties and make chants during the PDP campaign rally with the intent to create a false impression of crisis and disrupt the rally.
“The government is fully aware of this reckless plan which will clearly put the lives and property of Edo people in danger.”
He warned, “These individuals are hereby warned that the government will bring the full weight of the law upon any individual involved in this reprehensible act, ensuring that they are not only apprehended but tried and prosecuted in accordance with the state’s criminal conspiracy and public disturbance law.”