There are plots to dent the image and character of Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, a group, Benin Integrity Forum has alerted.
The group said it has uncovered a plot to blackmail the State Chief Executive and some of his aides through forged documents and computer manipulated photograph.
In a statement signed by its State Chairman, Messr Ehima Omoregie said the plot is being sponsored by agents of destabilization whose identities and means of communication were already being trailed by security agents.
He said, “they met somewhere in Benin City, where the plot was hatched to among others blackmail some top government functionaries in order to soil the reputation of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
I want to draw the attention of Governor Godwin Obaseki and members of the public to a sinister plot by some disgruntled-turn-coat politicians in the state who are hell-bent in disparaging the person of Mr. Godwin Obaseki, as well as present the state government in bad light.
“The plot, which hopes to score cheap political points at the expense of the state, should be seen as antics of failed politicians who are bent at discrediting the state government.
“I have incidented this with the various security agencies but call on the unsuspecting Edo people to watch out for such malicious publications since these reactionary elements who have made blackmail their stock-in-trade, have in their febrile effort in the last 8months tried to distract Governor Gidwin Obaseki, essentially in social media, but to no avail.
“We also call on these conclave of blackmailers shopping for fresh issues to discredit the laudable initiatives of the Governor to desist forthwith before we expose them publicly”.