The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the suspension of the mega rally proposed by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The mega rally was scheduled to hold on December 13 in Benin, but has now been suspended until “further notice.”
Edo State APC faction loyal to former Edo State governor and National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, had scheduled a mega rally to receive defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party for December 13.
In a letter addressed to Edo State Deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, dated December 12 and signed by a principal staff to the IG, ACP Idowu Owohunwa, the IG said he had directed Edo State Commissioner to ensure the mega rally is suspended “until further notice”.
The letter also revealed that the Edo State government through the office of the deputy governor wrote the IG, requesting that the mega rally is stopped.
The letter reads, “I am directed by the Inspector General of police to convey his warmest regards and acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency letter ODG.134/59 of December 12, 2019 on the above underlined subject.
“In cognizance of the security consequences of the proposed Mega Rally, I am to confirm that the Inspector General of Police has directed the commissioner of police, Edo State Command to emplace appropriate security framework that is directed at suspending the rally until further notice.
“He has also directed to summon a meeting of all parties involved in the political development with a view to engage them towards giving effect to his directives in overriding internal security interest.