- The wife of Edo deputy governor, Maryann Shaibu, has petitioned the police over an alleged threat to her life
- Shaibu said the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, is after her life
- The governorship election is holding in the state on Saturday, September 19
The crisis rocking Edo ahead of the incoming governorship election in state on Wednesday, September 9, took a new twist as the wife of the deputy governor, Maryann Shaibu, raised the alarm over threat to her life and family.
Legit.ng reports that she alleged that the former national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, was behind the threat.
Shaibu in a petition through her solicitors, Idemudia Ilueminosen & co, to the Edo state commissioner of police, Johnson Kokumo, said Oshiomhole declared that he has sent some thugs to monitor her movements in Etsako West local government area so as to carry out the threat of dealing with her.
The deputy governor's wife urged the police to investigate the incident with a view to bringing Oshiomhole and his cohorts to book and avert any unpleasant and unforeseen harm coming to her, especially as the Edo state gubernatorial election is around the corner.
The petition read: “We are solicitors to Mrs. Maryann Philip-Shaibu of No. 9, Aideyan Avenue, off Golf course road, Benin City, Edo state whom we shall hereinafter refer to as ‘Our Client’ and on whose behalf we hereby forward this petition to your office on the threat to her life.
“We are informed by our client that on Sunday 6th September, 2020 at Jattu, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state during the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign tour of the community, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a chieftain of APC threatened to deal with our client, Mrs. Maryann Philip-Shaibu, after casting aspersions on her person and sending several warnings that she stays clear of campaigning for her party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under which platform her husband, Hon. Philip Shaibu is contesting as a deputy governorship candidate alongside the standard-bearer, the Governor, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.
“We are further informed by our said client that the said Comrade Adams Oshiomole did not only threaten to deal with her but he has also declared that he has sent some thugs to monitor her movements in Etsako West with a view to carrying out the threat of dealing with her. Consequent upon this, our client for fear of being hurt or harmed by the said Comrade Adams Oshiomole and the assigned thugs, has not been able to continue with her campaign.”
The solicitors continued: “It is on this note, that we passionately appeal to you on behalf of our client, to use your good office to investigate this incident with a view to bringing the said Comrade Adams Oshiomole and his cohorts to book to avert any unpleasant and unforeseen harm coming to our client especially as the Edo state gubernatorial election is by the corner; precisely on 19th of September, 2020. This is more so that the lives of our client and her family (by this threat) are at stake and the situation may degenerate into a full-blown crisis if nothing urgent is done.
“We count on your good self to expedite actions on this our grave concern to nip in the bud whatever may be the nefarious plan and intent of Comrade Adams Oshiomole and his cohorts as life has no duplicate.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC accused the incumbent governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki of regularly insulting and verbally attacking the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II.
It was reported that the Edo APC in a statement accused the governor of sponsoring a social media attack on the palace of the Oba of Benin.
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