- The Benin residence of APC national chairman Adams Oshiomhole came under attack by yet-to-be-identified persons on Saturday, October 12
- Oshiomhole accused the 'other camp' that organised the attack on his home of looking for war
- The former Edo governor said the attack on his home was uncalled for but he was ready to defend his own camp
The home of Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), was attacked by suspected hoodlums late on Saturday, October 12, The Cable reports.
The attackers reportedly besieged the house at Okorotun Street in the Government Reservation Area, Benin but were repelled by security agents and some APC youths.
This much was confirmed by Oshiomhole's spokesperson, Simon Egbebulam.
Egbebulam said Oshiomhole was not at home when the attack happened because he was at a friend's party.
He claimed the attack was organized by the Godwin Obaseki-led state government and it was carried out by those loyal to the governor.
Oshiomhole, a two-time governor of Edo state and former chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, was furious at the incident.
He says the attack on his residence is a declaration of war by the 'other camp'.
“If it comes to the ruffle ruffle that he wants, they don’t have the number," Oshiomhole said while addressing his supporters and party loyalists.
Legit.ng recalls that Adams Oshiomhole, has repeatedly brushed aside claims of a rift between him and Obaseki.
Governor Obaseki too has consistently done the same, though at one time he admitted that there were minor issues that were being resolved.
But the tensions like the one that followed this reported attack on Oshiomhole's Benin residence make political watchers think otherwise.
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