- Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has been accused of causing anarchy in Edo state
- The allegation was made by the candidate of the Labour Party in the Edo governorship election, Dr Isaiah Osifo
- Osifo urged President Buhari to stop the leadership of the APC in Edo state from plunging the state into crisis
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The candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Dr Isaiah Osifo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in on the sacked national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Osifo asked the president to stop the leadership of the APC in Edo state from plunging the state into anarchy.
Addressing a press conference in Benin city on Thursday, August 6 following the failed invasion of the Edo state House of Assembly (EDHA) by some policemen, Osifo urged Oshiomhole and his violent conspirators to approach the judiciary for a peaceful resolution.
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His words: “The crisis in Edo state is not a case of two political parties fighting; it is a sad situation of the inordinate desire of the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole to forcefully convert Edo state into his personal property.”
He continued: “The recent interview and threat of violence by Oshiomhole against the people of Edo state on Arise TV medium is enough ground to call Oshiomhole to order.
“We are aware that some of the issues that are associated with the dispute in the Edo state House of Assembly have been adjudicated by the judicial arm of government and some are pending for judgment.
“In a democracy, disputes in the political system or between persons are resolved by the judiciary. If Oshiomhole and his violent conspirators have a case with Edo state House of Assembly, they should approach the judiciary for a peaceful resolution.
“We jointly condemn any act that will lead Edo state into violence. Oshiomhole should note that the governorship contest is between him and all the people of Edo state, and all the political parties that are interested in a peaceful, free and fair election.”
Recall that Governor Obaseki had earlier accused the leadership of the APC in Edo state of planning violence and importing arms to intimidate and harass his supporters ahead of the September 19 governorship election.
The governor made the comment while receiving Muslim leaders at Government House, in Benin city on Friday, July 31, who came to pay Sallah homage to him.
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