BREAKING NEWS: BREAKING: Gunmen abduct Edo PDP chairman, Tony Aziegbemi

BREAKING: Gunmen abduct Edo PDP chairman, Tony Aziegbemi

BREAKING: abduct Edo chairman, Tony Aziegbemi

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The Chairman of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic , PDP, Tony Aziegbemi, has been reportedly abducted by gunmen.

DAILY POST reports that the chairman was abducted about 7 pm on Friday, less than three days after the expiration of the party's State Working Committee.

It was gathered that the PDP chairman was kidnapped on Friday (yesterday), when he was about to enter his shortly after a meeting with Governor in Benin City.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the PDP chairman was kidnapped at the entrance of his house along Country Home Road, Benin City, after the meeting with the governor.

According to the source, as the was about to enter the compound, the blocked the jeep and took Dr. Tony Aziegbemi away and left the driver.

He also added that the PDP candidate for the forthcoming September 21, 2024, governorship election, Asue Ighodalo, was supposed to also attend the meeting with the governor.

He said the governorship candidate was, however, not able to attend the meeting due to his meeting with the party's leaders in Uromi, the administrative headquarters of Esan North-East Local Area.

A chieftain of the party, who also spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said the abducted PDP chairman's meeting with the governor was on how to plan to set up a caretaker committee that would take over the affairs of the party pending the election of a new executive.

“Our plan is to set up a Caretaker Committee to take over the affairs of the party since we have a very important election coming up on September 21, 2024. The Aziegbemi-led State Exco ended on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

“As you may be aware, conducting a fresh PDP State Congress in Edo State when the governorship election is around the corner may weaken our togetherness as one party towards winning the election,” he said.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he should be given time to respond.

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