By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY- FORMER Foreign Affairs Minister and national leader of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Chief Tom Ikimi, weekend, described as barbaric attempt by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to forcefully take over the 18 local government headquarters in the state.
Youths loyal to PDP had last week, stormed the council headquarters in Edo Central, demanding that the Transition Committee Chairmen of the councils vacate their offices, following the state high court judgment, which declared the transition chairmen as illegal.
Chief Ikimi, in his reaction, noted that the law, which legalised the use of Transition Chairmen in the state was passed into law during the PDP led administration in the state, and called on Chief Tony Anenih to call his party members to order to avoid anarchy.
He warned that ACN has all it takes to protect the councils and ensure that the law takes its course. He condemned the invasion of the councils by what he called “hired thugs with dangerous weapons sponsored by PDP leaders.”