According to Justin Okunobor, the speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly who justified the action of the Edo State House of Assembly, who last week amended the 2007 Pension Rights
of the Governor and Deputy Governor Law to include the provision of a
building valued N200 million for a former governor and N100 million for
his deputy. He said that the new
provision was justified as there was an existing law on pension benefits
for former governors and deputies.
announce their rejection of the new pension benefits, came across another group of protesters who supported the amendment preventing them from gaining access into the building.
about an hour, while some vehicles and public address systems used by the anti-government protesters were vandalized.
his members were attacked by thugs allegedly sponsored by the
‘’They mobilsed thugs to attack us and we are trying to revive a guy
who fainted, the thugs have taken over Ring Road,
state government recognised the rights and freedom of citizens to
express their opinion on public issues and would not do anything to
infringe on their freedom.
as the government would not in any way attempt to gag the people’s
“The thugs came with all manner of arms and weapons to attack anti-government protesters members of civil society, who were harmless, ‘without not even carrying a stick of broom’. You saw how they destroyed cars, injured some persons who have been rushed to the hospital. He said he was beaten mercilessly.”
Another protester Solomon Ohiomokhai who also said the said N200 million will go a long way to help jobless youth. “Think of what this N500 thousand can do for the unemployed citizens of Edo State.