By Osagie Otabor, Benin
There was pressure in Edo State on Sunday following reported attack the residence of the Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
It was gathered that some youths had gathered at Oshiomhole’s residence chanting songs, ‘Oshiomhole Ole Oshiomhole Ole’ however had been dispersed by anti-riot policemen.
Chief Press Secretary to Oshiomhole, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, insisted that there was an attack by thugs sent by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He mentioned the attack was a part of the decision reached on the final State Government Council assembly that each one anti-Obaseki third time period bid be attacked.
Ebegbulem acknowledged that it was determined bid to get a second time period however that the attack was neutralised by some APC youths who had been mobilised to Oshiomhole’s residence.
Police Commissioner, Danmallam Abubakar, who denied any attack on the residence of Oshiomhole, mentioned some individuals planning protest had been dispersed.
“It is a lie. There was no attack. Nothing happened in the area where Oshiomhole lives.”
On his half, Particular Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Technique, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, mentioned the allegation against his boss was false.
In accordance to him: “The Edo State Authorities has mentioned it has completely no information of the purported attack on the particular person or the residence of former Governor of the state and Nationwide Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We have no knowledge of the attack. We have also reached out to the Police, and they affirmed that they do not know about such an attack.”
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In the meantime, Chief of Employees to Governor Obaseki, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, has petitioned the Nigeria Police over attack on him by a supporter of the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) Mr. Tony Adun popularly identified as Kabaka on the Protea Resort.
Akerele mentioned the attack occured whereas he was assembly with some international buyers.
He mentioned he went to the lodge at about 7pm for a gathering with some international buyers and in the course of the assembly Kabaka got here and attacked him verbally.
Akerele mentioned Kabaka was strolling in direction of him when some individuals restrained him.
“And I just came from Igarra where I met that unknown persons entered my room through the ceiling. I have reported to the police in Igarra and when I came to Benin, I went straight to Protea where I had a meeting with some foreign investors and I experienced the attack”.
Kabaka denied the allegation and mentioned he went to the lodge to see how Oshiomhole was faring after the attack in his home.
“Thank God Protea is a world class hotel and they cannot say that they don’t have CCTV. They should go and play it and see what transpired between us. If there is an attack and attempt of assassination as being alleged, Tony Kabaka will go in for it but there is no such attempt, I will sue them”.
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