Edo Council Chairman Dies After Step Down Protest
Few hours after a protest by suspected hired youths on Friday for the chairman of Etsako West local government, Hassa Kadiri, to step down as the council boss due to ill health, the ailing chairman passed away.
The youths were said to have stormed the secretariat with placards and disrupted activities, saying the ill health of the late council boss was slowing down development of the area.
Some of the youths that protested alleged to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, have been arrested by the police while others escaped.
But the presence of the school’s Students Union Government (SUG) official vehicle has led to the querying of the president Sani Abdulqadiri, as the Public Relation Officer of the institution, Oshiobugie Mustapha, said the school was on holiday and that any student caught protesting should be prosecuted.
According to him, “the school is on holiday, we are resuming on May 24. The vehicle belonging to SUG was found at the scene of the protest. He should explain how the vehicle got there.”
The Guardian gathered at the secretariat that the Vice Chairman of the council, Alasa Idaro, might have sponsored the protest. The late Kadiri was aged 54 and died of undisclosed ailmen