The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has been accused by the Edo State Government of breaching the peace and safety of the state.
The Edo State government claimed that the former Governor of the state has caused disruptions which has led to harm of citizens and destruction of public and private property.
The state government in a statement through its secretary, Osarodion Ogie, accused the APC chairman of generating tension in the state.
Ogie in the statement said, “In the past few months, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has repeatedly breached the peace and safety of Edo State.”
“He has continued to defy the judiciary, violate their orders; disregard the police, while orders from the Inspector-General of Police were treated with disdain.”
The SSG accused Oshiomhole of carrying out attacks on Governor Godwin Obaseki; Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and Dr. Aderemi Makanjuola, among other guests.
“The next was when he disregarded the order of the Inspector-General of Police, stopping him from organising a political rally in Benin City. Oshiomhole attempted to hold the rally, which left many injured and property worth millions destroyed”
Ogie accused the APC chairman of parading one Col. David Imuse (retd.) as chairman of the APC in the state, in violation of a court order.
Ogie said, “By so doing, Oshiomhole has continued to show the world that he is above all the laws and institutions of the land and can violate the orders of the courts, the police and the state government just to massage his political ego that is rapidly being deflated by the day.”
“But the Edo State Government needs Oshiomhole to understand that the state and the country are governed by laws. These laws are upheld by institutions that must be respected by highly-placed politicians and everyone else.”