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Oshiomhole Responsible For Protests In Edo – Obaseki Ordes Arrest Of Ex-Gov




Oshiomhole Speaks On Relationship With Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has called for the arrest and probe of his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, over the protests that rocked Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Naija News reports that some residents of the state, on Wednesday morning, took to the streets to protest the non-availability of new naira notes while the old ones were being rejected.

However, the protests which occurred around the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office led to the death of four persons, including a nursing mother, who were reportedly killed by security operatives.

Speaking at a press conference in Benin City, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, accused Oshiomhole of being behind the protests and called for his arrest and investigation.

Nehikhare claimed that an investigation carried out among the protesters shows that the scarcity of the naira notes was not the only reason for the protests but an instigation allegedly carried out by the former governor of the state.

The commissioner stated that Oshiomhole in a recent video allegedly instructed his supporters to go to town and intimidate perceived opponents knowing that his party would lose the forthcoming general elections.

He said: “He (Oshiomhole) should be arrested and made to account for his movement in the last few days. Oshiomhole deliberately instigated the protest and I am sure you are all aware that a few days ago a video showed Oshiomhole instigating people in Benin City to go on rampage and bring anarchy to our state because his government and his party, APC are about to lose the forthcoming election.

“I know part of the reason was the scarcity of the naira but even if that is the case at least all Nigerians should know that the party that is responsible for the policy is the APC and it is the same party that is now destroying PDP billboards in Edo State.

“While they said they were protesting against the naira policy, a gantry that is over 50 feet high was destroyed by APC supporters. PDP Is not in government that is responsible for the policy and those responsible is the APC it is clear that this is politically motivated and we are pointing fingers directly at Adams Oshiomhole as a result of what he said of unleashing his ‘lions and Tigers’ to go completely against the laws of the land because he wants to desperately be part of the next government.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.