An All Progressives Congress (APC) member in Edo, Fred Aimienwanwu, on Saturday, alerted of threat to his life and family.
He said this was due to his refusal to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Aimienwanwu is the Vice-Chairman, Ovia South West Local Government.
NAN reports that the official in a petition – signed by his wife – to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, alleged that the council chairman, Destiny Enabulele and one General Peres were after them.
He recalled that over 30 attackers stormed his residence in Benin on Wednesday at about 5 p.m. and forcefully gained entry by knocking down the gate.
Aimienwanwu said they could not enter the apartment but vowed to eliminate him and his family if he failed to defect to the PDP like Enabulele
The vice-chairman added that the assailants claimed they were allegedly sent by Enabulele and warned him to return the council’s property in his possession.
“They forcefully broke the gate. My gate man was assaulted in the process of forcing the gate open. They were armed with dangerous weapons like battle axes and cutlass.
“I was in my room and heard one of them making calls, I never knew he was calling my husband. I heard him say we are in your house and threatened that if he fails to decamp from APC to PDP, his entire household will be eliminated,” he claimed.
Responding, the chairman denied involvement in the alleged threat.
He confirmed that the council secretary wrote to the vice-chairman to return the council’s property.
“I don’t have any business with the vice-chairman, the council asked him to return their property. In any case, let him produce the people that went to his house, I am not involved,” he said.