The Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday met with some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the forthcoming Edo State Governorship election.
Recall that the DSS, in a letter dated 20th Augusts 2020 with reference No 171/B/122 addressed to Tony Adun (Aka Kabaka) fixed a meeting with some APC chieftains for Saturday.
The letter read: “I am directed to invite you to an important meeting with the State Director of Security.
“You 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, Dr Emma, APC member.”
Naija News reports that the meeting with the APC leaders would hold by 11 am at the DSS Headquarters, No 1 Court Road, GRA, Benin City.
An aide to one of the chieftains told Vanguard that, “The meeting actually held and it was to appeal to all of them to shun violence as the election approaches and they should also instruct their supporters to do the same.
“But the leaders also explained to the DSS that they have all embraced peace since the campaigns began and that they will maintain that during and after the election.
“But they drew the attention of the DSS to the fact that since the APC started its campaign, it has been peaceful, they have never had any incident of violence but rather, it is the PDP that recorded cases of violence in their campaigns.”