- A group known as the Edo Peoples Movement accuses Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, of culpability for a violent incident that occurred at the home of Adams Oshiomhole in Edo state
- The EPM warns that there would be consequences for Obaseki and Shaibu they fail to tender an apology for the incident that occurred at Oshiomhole’s residence
- The convener of the group, Henry Idahagbon, says APC members will be mobilised to call for the suspension of the governor and his deputy from the APC if they refuse to apologise
A group known as the Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) has given a seven-day ultimatum to the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, asking them to apologise to the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole for their alleged role in an attack on the party’s chairperson home.
The Nation reports that in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, November 4, the group warned that there would be consequences for Obaseki and Shaibu if they fail to tender the apology.
The convener of the group, Henry Idahagbon, stated that APC members will be mobilised to call for of suspension of both men from the party if they fail to heed to the demands.
Idahagbon, who is a former attorney-general and commissioner for justice, accused Obaseki and Shaibu of embarrassing the APC in the state.
He alleged that the state government masterminded the incident at the gate of the national chairman just to give Oshiomhole a bad image.
“These people have embarrassed our party – the APC -enough and we are giving them seven days to apologise to Oshiomhole or we will move for their suspension from the party," Idahagbon said.
Meanwhile, Adams Oshiomhole accused the deputy governor of Edo, Philip Shaibu, of importing thugs following an attack on Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Obaseki was in the company of Oba Akiolu when his convoy was attacked at the entrance of Oshiomhole’s country home in Iyamho, Edo North.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Simon Ebegbulem, Oshiomhole said he and the other guests were in the hall when the deputy governor came to the venue with over 200 motorcycle riders and thugs.
The statement added that as the threats from the thugs got intense, the security operatives resorted to the use of teargas on them and the deputy governor.
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