A former Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on political matters, Mr. Edo Aguebor, was on Wednesday reportedly attacked and beaten to a stupor by suspected thugs.
The incident which occured at the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) Secretariat in Egor Local Government Area of the state may not be unconnected to the crisis bedeviling the party in the state.
At the scene of the incident, helpless party men and women present at the wailed uncontrollably as others laid their hands on their heads in utter shock and disbelief.
The incident made vehicular movement around Uselu Shell and New Lagos road axis to be obstructed for hours when the hoodlums repeatedly punched and attacked Mr. Aguebor who was later taken to a public hospital in the state for medical attention.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Mr. Ede Aguebor, appealed to the law enforcement agencies, the leaders of PDP and the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to come wade into the crisis in Egor Local Government Area.
“I am calling on the PDP leaders and the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to come to our aid in Egor Local Government.
“Today (Wednesday), we were invited to the party Secretariat to come and apply for those of us that are interested in the appointment. I went there with my Certificates, Curriculum Vitae and other documents. When we arrived the venue for screening, we meant a very rowdy session. Chief Olaye, members of his National Union of Road Transport Workers thugs were all there.
“So, I quietly stood by my car and began to wait for them to invite us into the Secretariat one by one. The next thing I saw Olaye with his younger brother, Osaretin and they started to beat me.
“They broke my head, they injured me and destroyed my car. They took my original Certificates away, my ATM card that was in my pocket and shoes. They also took my glasses and the money away. Is this is all I get for going to apply for appointment?”, he asked.