The boom microphone picked former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole urging Ibrahim Gambari, Chief Of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari to ‘arrest and deal with’ an unnamed political opponent.
In the footage, in which the former Edo governor asked the Chief of Staff to abuse his office, he said: “Arrest him, deal with…the whole thing will…it goes beyond sermon.”
Oshiomhole said this as he arrived the Presidential Villa to meet with Buhari.
Meanwhile, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s Secretary, National Campaign Council on Edo Governorship Election, has said, in reaction, that Nigerians were alarmed by the video.
According to him, the two men were talking about the September 19 poll.
He said, “Oshiomhole was seen emphatically urging the Chief of Staff to Mr. President on the need to clampdown on certain unnamed Nigerians to achieve political suppression and submission ahead of the Edo election.
“Our National Campaign holds that the presence and involvement of the Chief of Staff to the President and the fact that the discussion held within the precincts of the Presidential Villa has made the Presidency complicit and places a huge burden on President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Already, there is anxiety in the public space that the discussion between Oshiomhole and Prof. Gambari as captured in the video is an extension of discussions that must have been held behind closed doors in the Presidential villa.
“The video has validated earlier revelations of plots by Oshiomhole and the discredited APC governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to use compromised security operatives being mobilized by certain individuals in the Presidency, to arrest innocent Nigerians, including traditional, faith-based and community leaders on trumped-up charges.”
See the video below: