…State Government Responsible For Series Of Attacks – Osagie
A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to call national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to order, alleging that he is responsible for all the violence in the state.
Factional Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Joseph Osagiede, while addressing newsmen in Benin on Monday, alleged that Oshiomhole “is hell-bent on pushing the state to the state of anarchy wherein state of emergency would be declared.”
He said the the National Chairman wouldn’t have tolerated all the “violence and lawlessness in his usual bravado and egocentric style of operation” if he were to be governor of the state.
He added, “It appears Comrade Oshiomhole is hell-bent on pushing Edo State to the precipice with the intention of creating the impression that law and order has effectively broken down in the state, so the state of emergency will be declared by the authorities.”
While alleging that the national chairman and his followers were responsible for series of attacks in the state of recent, Osagiede who loyal to Governor Obaseki, accused Oshiomhole of repeatedly disregarding the state government and other authorities concerned order, alleging that his action has “caused disruptions that have led to bodily harm to citizens.”
He continued, “The issues took another turn for the worst at the weekend when he along his lieutenants in the proscribed Edo Peoples Moment (EPM) resorted to the use of explosives and other dangerous weapons in some parts of the state, thereby endangering the lives of law-abiding citizens.”
Reacting to the allegations on behalf of Oshiomhole, a chieftain of the party, Samson Osagie, described Osagiede and the state givernment as “confused and irrational in taking their thoughts and actions to blame Oshiomhole for everything they have caused.”
While wondering why the state government gone so low in logic by thinking that Oshiomhole was responsible for all the attacks in the state, the former House of Representatives member alleged that the state government is responsible for the attacks recently in the state.
“The truth of the matter is that I do not know how they decided to put logic on its head, as the Governor who is realtor the security of life and properties has decided to blame other persons rather than itself.
“He has threatened time without number on violence over time and the state government is moving around to accuse those who are being attacked for being responsible for the attacks.
“Governor Obaseki and the state government at the moment have been so confused and irrational in taking their thoughts and actions to blame Oshiomhole for everything they have caused.
“Suffice it to say that Oshiomhole or those supporting him in every of their public statements have not issued threats, so the state government and itself are the ones responsible for the attacks and the public is aware of this”, he added.