- The ongoing rift between Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki continues to generate reactions
- Former Edo state House of Assembly speaker, Thomas Okosun recently weighed in on the crisis involving both men
- Okosun alleged that he heard the governor say Adams Oshiomhole should be dealt with
Thomas Okosun, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly has reacted to the ongoing rift between Adams Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
The APC chieftain alleged that Obaseki has issued orders for Oshiomhole to be killed. Okosun who made the allegation during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics said: "Before this time, the governor has threatened that each time Comrade (Oshiomhole) comes to Edo state, he has given orders that he should be dealt with.
What you saw yesterday was an attempt to actually implement that instruction for the governor to deal with Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor in office. His high demand is that he should be killed.”
The former Edo state House of Assembly speaker went to note that he stands by his allegations noting he heard the Edo governor distinctly say that the APC chairman should be dealt with.
“I stand by my allegations; I stand by it. Yes, I have heard Obaseki say that he should deal with him. Yes, I have. It’s on video, it is everywhere,” Okosun said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Obaseki took a swipe at his predecessor, saying he is behaving with impunity. The Edo governor said the national chairman of the ruling APC is supposed to inform the state government of any of his visits as courtesy demands.
The APC chairman attended the funeral ceremony of late Cecilia Agbonyinma, mother of Hon Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, in Benin City.
In a related development, there was tension in the afternoon of Saturday, February 22, in parts of Benin, capital of Edo, as Oshiomhole, arrived in the state. It was gathered there were fears that the former governor of the state, would be booed by residents and politicians loyal to his successor with whom he had been engaged in a running battle.
The report said as a result of this, there was heavy security presence at the airport in the state ahead of the APC chairman's arrival. It was learnt that soldiers and policemen took over the entrance of the air[port with their vehicles stationed strategically.
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