Following the rumour making the round that the Deputy Governor of Edo State has been arrested over allegation of illegal possession of arms, Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on media Mr. Benjamin Atu, has debunked the report alleging that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has perfected plans to use federal might to intimidate the Governor and his Deputy through the DSS.
According to him, “the Deputy Governor has not been arrested but we are aware of an ongoing plan to arrest him over an unfounded lies so that Oshiomhole and his cohorts will have the freedom to rig the Edo North Senatorial district election.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari has kicked against rigging of the election in Edo state, promising to congratulate whoever emerge as the winner. But Adams Oshiomhole and Ize-Iyamu who felt betrayed by the President’s statement, decided to use the back door to arrest the Deputy Governor in the name of illegal possession of arms.
“It is a lie from the pit of hell and a heap of rubbish to mention the name of the Deputy Governor in such a mundane practice of democracy.
“Comrade Philip Shaibu has been in active politics since Nigeria return to Democracy in 1999 and has never been linked to issue of arms deal. In less than 24 hours to the Edo State Governorship election, is it today that Oshiomhole now want to organize an arrest?
“I want to assure you that Comrade Philip Shaibu, can’t be arrested because the People of Edo State will resist it. Oshiomhole is planning to create an unrest in the State on election day by his attempt to use the DSS to arrest the Deputy Governor.
“We are calling on President Buhari and the International community to immediately prevail and called Oshiomhole and his thugs to order to avert unrest that may follow their actions”, he added.