Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has assured the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that more of its members would be arrested and prosecuted if they continue to go against the law.
The PDP chairman in Edo State, Chief Dan Orbih, had on Tuesday threatened to mobilize members of the party to stage a peaceful protest over the arrest of 13 of its members recently in the state.
In his reaction, Mr. Oshiomhole said nobody was exempted from prosecution under his administration.
Speaking at a meeting with youths from Ovia North East, who were at the Osadebe Government House in Benin City to endorse the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Godwin Obaseki, the governor said the PDP members that were arrested for going against the law have been charged to court to show that the state was not a banana republic.
“You need courage to put an end to exemption. As long as I am here, there is no exemption for anyone. Nobody has the right to behave like an emperor. We were carrying poles to extend electricity to some villages but they (PDP) arranged some boys to block the vehicle. They forced the driver to stop, attacked one of our commissioners and said nothing will happen”, he said.
Governor Oshiomhole said it was ridiculous for the PDP chieftains to boast that nothing would happen when they broke the law and attacked a member of his cabinet.