The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state is creating crisis in the ruling party as part o his plans to dump APC.
Mr. Oshiomhole said this in a statement on Tuesday issued on his behalf by his spokesman, Simon Ebegbulem, his spokesman, in which he also accused the governor
of being behind the attack on his residence in Benin, the state capital.
However, DanMallam Muhammed, commissioner of police in Edo, has said there is no evidence that Oshiomhole was attacked.
In any case, the APC chairman urged Obaseki to shun mischief and focus on delivery of good governance to the people of the state.
Oshiomhole said, “We have it on good authority that the governor (Obaseki) intends to create disaffection and crisis in the state, APC and probably dump the party for another party,” he said.
“That is why, he has embarked on this brigandage which Edo people will resist. So, he should stop blackmailing me and face governance which is why Edo people voted him into power.
“We are even more scared now that the governor is making every effort to coerce me into giving him details of my movement in Edo State. Who knows what he is plotting again? But every evil plot against me will fail.”
On his claim that his residence was attacked by “Obaseki’s thugs,” he added, “Before that incident, state government sponsored thugs have been harassing, intimidating APC members across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state because APC leaders refused to adopt his second term aspiration,” he said.
“People are being sacked in their jobs everyday in the state.”