Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Department of State Services (DSS) has invited ten top leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
The secret service invited Tony Adun, also known as Kabaka and nine other leaders APC for a peace meeting on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
The meeting billed for 11am on Saturday, will hold at the headquarters of the DSS’ in Edo state at No. 1, Court Road, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Benin.
The election is majorly between Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The letter of invite from DSS was dated August 20, 2020, with reference number: 171/B/122, and addressed to Adun.
It reads, “I am directed to invite you to an important meeting with the State Director of Security.
“You (Adun) are to come with the following persons: Osakpamwan Eriyo, National Chairman RTEAN; Ehis Adams, APC Leader Oredo; Osaro Idahosa APC Leader, Ikpoba-Okha; Okunbor Roberts, APC Leader, Ovia South West LGA; Atarodo, APC member; Kingsley Amedo, APC member; Richard Obe, APC member; Osarobo Idehen, APC member; and Dr. Emma, APC member.”
It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had warned that the fierce political tension brewing in Edo ahead of the September 19 governorship poll may lead to a declaration of a state of emergency in the state, if not carefully managed.