The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Saturday evening’s attack on the Benin residence of the Party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole by political thugs saying it was a failed plot to murder the politician and former governor of Edo State.
Oshiomhole and leaders of both party and state government in the state have been engaged in an unending feud.
The party in a statement by spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu said: “Although, the APC National Chairman has rightly called for calm after the apparent attempt on his life, we call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Adamu and other relevant security outfits to investigate the ugly incident and prosecute the sponsors and attackers.
“In Edo State, just as in any other state, everyone must be free to go about their normal and legitimate activities without harassment, intimidation, threat to life and property.
“It is clear that the sponsors of the attack are bent on causing crisis in the state in pursuit of their desperate and unpopular political interests. Human life is greater that anyone’s political ambition.”
We Have No Knowledge Of Alleged Attack On Oshiomhole – Edo State Government
Meanwhile, the Edo State Government has said it has absolutely no knowledge of the purported attack on the person or the residence of former Governor of the state and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
In a statement by Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the government said, “We have no knowledge of the attack. We have also reached out to the Police, and they affirmed that they do not know about such an attack.”
The National spokesman of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu had announced the Saturday evening alleged attack describing it as a failed plot to murder Oshiomhole. Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege also condemned it in a statement Sunday.