Governor Godwin Obaseki alongside his deputy, Philip Shaibu and the Speaker of the Edo Assembly, Francis Okiye stormed the State House of Assembly complex following reports of police takeover.
Governor Obaseki was reportedly at the Assembly to allay the fears of any move to impeach him.
He assured that any move to impeach him will not succeed as he has the full backing of lawmakers.
The security officials had stormed the Assembly complex on Thursday morning and stationed patrol vehicles around the area.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Ayoola Ajala, led the operation.
It was gathered that the move was to forestall an alleged planned attack on the facility.
Meanwhile, supporters of the All Progressives Congress have accused the governor and the Speaker of the House of refusing to allow legislative work to going for a long. They accused the governor of using ‘House Renovation’ as an excuse to hold lawmakers ransom.
However, as the tension heightened today, engineers were quickly mobilised to the complex to start removing the roof of the building for the said renovation, as seen in the video below.
See more photos from the scene below.