- The Edo chapter of the PDP has dismissed claims that a recent accident in the state is an assassination attempt
- The accident involved the former national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
- The PDP said claims by the APC that the accident was an assassination attempt was childish and preposterous
The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as preposterous and irresponsible, the claim that an accident involving the convoy of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was an assassination attempt.
Spokesman of the PDP, Chris Nehikhare, who spoke to journalists on behalf of the party’s campaign council, on Wednesday, September 2 in Benin city, said: “The claim is childish, irresponsible and preposterous.”
According to him, if anything, “Oshiomhole should be answering questions over his convoy’s frequent involvement in road crashes that have claimed the lives of about ten persons since 2008.”
Nehikhare noted that “if the APC is sure about the intent of the truck driver that reportedly rammed into Oshiomhole’s convoy, even before an investigation is carried out by the relevant agencies of government, the APC should also know who the assassin is, the sponsor, if any, and should be courageous enough to name them.”
Some Nigerians have been commenting on the accident on social media.
Sodiq Tade wrote on Twitter: Oshiomhole and his people will definitely politicise his accident. We have seen this same script before and this time it won't attract any sympathy or whatever.
Obaseki and his campaign team moving from ward to ward to preach the message while the opposition is acting script.
Otaigbe Imadegbelo wrote: In 2005, 2012, 2016 and now 2020 motor accidents (Oshiomhole's police officers & journalists died)
All have one thing in common, Oshiomhole, protest, campaign and later allegation of assassination.
If you know, you know!
May the souls of innocent officers who lost their lives RIP.
Gabriel Emeka wrote: I am so annoyed right now. One of the policemen that died in that Oshiomhole's accident is my friend and coursemate. His name is Nkemakolam Ability.His dad died last year and he was the only son.
Recall that the APC had on Tuesday, September 1, cancelled a planned campaign event after the accident which left some of the party supporters and some policemen dead.
APC campaign council spokesman, John Mayaki, said the party cancelled the scheduled event to honour those who died in the fatal road accident.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has asked leaders of the PDP and APC in Edo state to emulate ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after losing the 2015 polls.
The monarch gave the advice charge on Wednesday, September 2 during a peace meeting he had with the leading candidates ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
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