Obaseki Has Ordered Oshiomhole’s Assassination – Alleges Ex-Edo Assembly Speaker

Thomas Okosun, former speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly has alleged that governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the assassination of Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Okosun stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, while reacting to the rift between Obaseki and his predecessor.
“Before this time, the governor has threatened that each time Comrade (Oshiomhole) comes to Edo State, he has given orders that he should be dealt with.
“What you saw yesterday was an attempt to actually implement that instruction for the governor to deal with Adams Oshiomhole, his predecessor in office. His high demand is that he should be killed,” he alleged.
When asked if he heard Obaseki saying that Oshiomhole should be killed, Okosun insisted on his allegation.
“I stand by my allegations; I stand by it. Yes, I have heard Obaseki say that he should deal with him. Yes, I have. It’s on video, it is everywhere,” Okosun added.
Reacting to a reported attack on Oshiomhole in Edo on Saturday, Okosun, who is an APC chieftain in Edo, noted that if not for the intervention of security operatives, the party’s national chairman would have been killed.
According to him, people who supposed to  protected Oshiomhole, were the ones aiming to kill him.
“By yesterday, three people among the boys who came to attack Oshiomhole were arrested with Pump Action. The police will tell you that. What were they coming to do there?
“If you want to ask, the Chief Security Officer of a state is a man who ought to provide security for everybody in Edo State. He is now the one threatening that they should deal with his predecessor in office,” he added.
Meanwhile, Peter Esele, a former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has called on Obaseki to settle scores with his predecessor.
Esele noted that Oshiomhole played a crucial role in Obaseki’s emergence as governor in 2016.
“What we are looking for is peace. And if you are looking for peace and you see Oshiomhole and Obaseki hand in gloves, what message are you sending to the rank and file?
“It is not a matter of whether you are coming to Edo State and inform the governor. What we are having right now is a situation of whether you like it or not, Oshimhole played a role in Obaseki emerging as a governor,” Esele said.

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