The deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege has totally condemned the reported attack on the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benin, the state capital of Edo state.
Omo-Agege made his reaction to the incident known in a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday, October 13, The Nation reports.
The lawmaker said the development is “cowardly, inhumane” and should “condemned by all”. He also cautioned against a situation where politics is allowed to become violent in the country, saying there should never be any reason to support that.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the state was tensed on Sunday, October 13, following the alleged attack on the residence of the APC’s national chairman.
It was gathered that some youths were at the Oshiomhole’s residence, singing provocative song until they were chased away by anti-riot policemen.
Simon Ebegbulem, the chief press secretary to the APC’s national chairman said that the attack was carried out by miscreants sent by the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.
The aide said the attack was all part of the plan to threaten those who are against the governor’s third term bid in the state.
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Danmallam Abubakar, the police commissioner in the state, however, denied the report that there was an attack on the APC’s chief, saying it was all a lie. On the other hand, Crusoe Osagie, the special adviser to the state’s governor, said the allegation levelled against his principal was untrue.
He said the People Democratic Party (PDP) has no knowledge of the attack at all, adding that the police also confirmed they do not know of any attack when the party contacted them.
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