Some thugs alleged to be supporting the state governor reportwedly attacked Mr Seidu Oshiomhole, younger brother of the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, in Benin.
According to News Agency, the thugs attacked Oshiomhole on Tuesday alongside 14 other lawmakers-elect in the state.
It was noted that the lawmakers were holding a meeting at an undisclosed location before the attack.
According to reports, the meeting was necessitated by the Monday midnight inauguration of nine members of the new parliament and subsequent election of Frank Okiye as speaker.
It would be recalled that nine out of the 24-man Assembly met to elect a speaker in what could be described as a recipe for crisis in the state.
The ongoing crisis in the state assembly may not be unconnected to the rift between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.