UPDATED: APC Deputy Chairman Leaves Police's Custody Hours After Being Arrested, Details Emerge

UPDATED: APC Deputy Chairman Leaves Police's Custody Hours After Being Arrested, Details Emerge

  • The deputy chairman of the APC in Edo state, Jarret Tenebe, who was reportedly arrested on Thursday by the police has been released
  • It was alleged that Tenebe was arrested on the order of the Edo state deputy governor, Phillip Shaibu, over his comments on some sundry issues
  • The APC had earlier accused the state government and the PDP of planning to rig the state assembly election scheduled for Saturday

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Benin, Edo - Jarret Tenebe, the deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, who was earlier arrested by the police, has been released.

According to Tribune, the arrest of Tenebe came less than 48 hours before the state house of assembly election, scheduled for Saturday, March 18.

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Police allegedly arrest APC deputy chairman in Edo Photo Credit: APC Nigeria, Nigeria Police Force
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Why police arrest APC deputy chairman in Edo state

It was alleged that the APC leader was arrested on the order of the deputy governor in the state, Hon. Philip Shaibu.

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The APC chieftain was reportedly arrested in his Ikabigbo home town in the Etsako west local government area of the state for a reason undisclosed.

Tenebe is known to be a grassroots mobilizer for the APC in the state, and he was believed to be a strong loyalist of the former governor, Adams Oshiomhole. He was reported to have accused the deputy governor of some sundry issues.

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On Tuesday, March 14, the APC accused the state government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig Saturday's election by deploying thugs in various disguises.

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Col. David Imuse (red) and Ofure Osehobo, the APC chairman and assistant publicity secretary in the state, have confirmed the arrest.

However, the police were yet to respond to enquiries on the arrest as of the time of writing this report, and the police public relations officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, did not pick up his calls.

Lagos: APC youth leader meets MC Oluomo ahead of Saturday poll

Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC national youth leader, Dayo Israel, has met with the chairman of Lagos state parks and garage, Musiliu Akinsanya, aka MC Oluomo.

Israel disclosed that he met with MC Oluomo to discuss the feedback he had gotten from the streets about the activities of the transport union in the state.

The meeting of the duo is coming about 7 days to the March 18 governorship election in the state.

Source: Legit.ng

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