Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, has thrown accusation at the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, alleging him of contriving to assassinate some individuals opposed to the party candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s election.
Shaibu, who is the running mate to candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki in the upcoming September 19 election, made the unsubstantiated claim in an interview he granted newsmen.
The deputy governor alleged that masterminded by Oshiomhole some mercenaries have invaded the state ahead of the election with the sole aim of putting to death certain persons against Iyamu in the governorship race.
Shaibu said, “This is to bring to the notice of Edo people and the country at large that we have received intelligence that some individuals are in Edo State, courtesy of the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
“The assignment is to come and assassinate some known individuals in the state. I am hereby bringing to the notice of the general public that these people are in town. We have informed the security agencies about their activities and why they are in town. We also call on President Muhammadu Buhari to urge security agencies to do their work. Edo is not going to be a theatre of war if these issues are addressed.”