Thugs attack Oshiomhole, others in Benin

Mr Seidu Oshiomhole, younger brother to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reportedly been attacked by thugs on Tuesday, in Benin, Edo state capital.

The thugs attacked Seidu alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state as they were reportedly holding a meeting at an undisclosed location, NAN reports.

The meeting was necessitated by the Monday midnight inauguration of nine members of the new parliament and subsequent election of Frank Okiye as the Speaker.

It would be recalled that nine out of the 24-man Assembly met to elect a speaker in what was seen as a recipe for crisis in the state.

The ongoing crisis in the state assembly may not be unconnected with the supposed rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.