- Governor Godwin Obaseki has accused Adams Oshiomhole of plotting to create trouble in Edo state
- In a statement on Tuesday, February 25, Obaseki informed President Muhammadu Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order
- The governor also expressed his fears that the APC national chairman is trying to undermine his administration through planned protests
The governor Edo, Godwin Obaseki, has called on the presidency and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) over the alleged plot by Adams Oshiomhole to cause civil unrest in the state.
Obaseki, in a statement by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, claimed that the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in collaboration with members of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) is inciting some persons in the state against his administration through planned protests, The Nation reports.
The governor expressed fears that Oshiomhole is allegedly aiming at slowing down the pace of development in the state by triggering trouble and civil disobedience.
Governor Obaseki informed President Muhammadu Buhari to call Oshiomhole to order
The Edo state governor also called on the National Security Adviser (NSA) General Mohammed Babagana Monguno, to take note of this and employ immediate actions to stop APC boss from carrying out his purported plans.
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However, in defence of Oshiomhole, the APC secretary in Edo, Lawrence Okah, dismissed Obaseki's allegations, adding that while God will see the party through all ordeals, its leadership will not relent in carefully protecting a clean reputation.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki had taken a swipe at Oshiomhole, saying he was behaving with impunity. Obaseki said the national chairman of the APC was supposed to inform the Edo government of any of his visit as courtesy demands.
The ruling party chairman attended the funeral ceremony of late Cecilia Agbonyinma, mother of Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, in Benin City.
Moreover, there was perceived tension rose in the afternoon of Saturday, February 22, in parts of Benin, capital of Edo, ahead of his visit.
There was heavy security presence at the Benin airport, barring some youths from getting close to Oshiomhole's convoy.
However, this did not stop the APC youths from booing him. According to reports, the youths pelted his convoy with empty water can.
It was gathered that the road leading to Oshiomhole’s residence was barricaded to prevent any political meetings from holding at his residence.
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