Oshiomhole must get my permission to visit Edo, Obaseki insists

Posted by News Express | 21 February 2020 | 1,296 times

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• Godwin Obaseki and Adams Oshiomhole

Irked by the weekend visit of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, to Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has insisted that his immediate predecessor must seek his permission to visit the state.

Governor Obaseki who spoke on Sunday when he played host to former President Goodluck Jonathan in Benin accused his predecessor of behaving with impunity just as concerns about the safety of Oshiomhole forced the police to beef up security around his Okorotun Benin City residence on Saturday night.

He said that the ruling party national chairman must inform the state government of any of his visit as courtesy demands.

The former Edo State governor,  who was in Benin, the state capital to attend the funeral ceremony of Madam Cecilia Agbonyinma, mother of Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonyinma, a former member of the House of Representatives, was confronted by some thugs at the Bénin Airport.

After the ugly incident at the airport, the APC national chairman found it difficult to access his house as Okorotun street where his house is located as it was barricaded on both ends with two Edo State Waste Management trucks.

It was gathered that the barricade was to prevent any political meetings from holding at Oshiomhole’s residence.

Security was later beefed up around the house to forestall any attacks at night.

A visibly angry Governor Obaseki said Oshiomhole should have informed the state government about his visit to the state. (Nigerian Tribune)



Source: News Express

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