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Edo Govt Condemns Clash Between Akpata, UNIBEN SUG

The Edo State Government has condemned the violence that erupted during the visit of Labour Party candidate Mr. Olumide Akpata to the University of Benin on Friday,

Reports reveal that the security operatives attached to the Edo State Labour Party (LP) Governorship candidate, Olumide Akpata, clashed with members of the Student Union Government of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) during his visit to the institution.

In an official statement released by the Commissioner of Communication and Orientation, Hon. Chris Nehikhare, the Edo government expresses deep concern over the incident, emphasizing its zero-tolerance stance towards violence and irresponsible conduct, particularly in connection with Mr. Akpata’s visit to the institution.

The government assures the public that an investigation is underway to address the matter comprehensively.

Furthermore, it urged the residents to continue their lawful activities without fear or disruption.

It reads; The Edo State Government condemns in the strongest terms the violence associated with the Labour Party candidate, Mr. Olumide Akpata’s visit to the University of Benin on Friday, April 12, 2024.

“Claims and counterclaims have been made by Mr. Akpata and the Student Union Government (SUG) of the University in statements issued by both parties on April 13, and active investigation is ongoing on the issue.

“The Edo State Government, however, warns in the strongest terms that it will not tolerate violence or this sort of irresponsible behaviour which was associated with the visit of Mr. Akpata to the institution.

“Government has the primary responsibility to ensure the security of lives and property in the State and will spare no effort to ensure that anyone who breaches the peace, no matter how highly placed, will face the full weight of the law.

“We hereby call on all Edo people to go about their lawful businesses without let as relevant agencies progress with their investigation into the said matter.”

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