Benin City - Pandemonium was let loose in Okugbe, Okpella, Estako East Local Government area of Edo State on Friday as supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were alleged to have taken over the streets of the village, clashing with supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to Vanguard, security operatives at the divisional police post in Okpella have been overwhelmed by the youths who may have probably gone out of control, destroying vehicles and other property belonging to supporters of APC.
The youths were said to have come out in their numbers to forcefully released some suspected PDP thugs arrested by the police.
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The crisis may not be unconnected to Thursday’s postponement of Edo State gubernatorial election earlier fixed for Saturday.
Recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Thursday night postponed the governorship election by two weeks.
The election would now be held on September 28.
The decision to postpone the election according to News 24 was reached hours after the electoral body announced that it would go ahead with the election.
- News 24