Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki has today claimed that an attack was launched on his convoy at ward 10, Apana, Etsako west local government area of the state, which is Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s ward.
This Obaseki made known in a statement through his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie.
He said the suspected thugs behind the attack were dislodged by a combined team of security personnel and vigilante groups.
He added that the thugs were chased by Philip Shaibu, the deputy governor, who alighted from his vehicle and chased the attackers.
He said a female police officer, who was recording the footage of the incident, was also attacked.
Addressing members of PDP and supporters at Apana village square, Obaseki alleged that Oshiomhole had made several attempts to scuttle his re-election.
He said the forthcoming poll will determine who will take charge of the levers of power in Edo politics.
“As we were coming here (Village Square in Apana), you heard what happened. They went to hire thugs and began to shoot to prevent us from coming here. On September 19, 2020, use your permanent voter card (PVC) to ‘pepper them’,” he said.
“Ward 10 is a special ward. This election is special. It will show who is in charge of politics in Edo State. For all my eight years in government, you know what I did for Comrade Oshiomhole. He said it with his mouth. I supported him to be the governor. I raised funds for him. I worked for him and Edo State for eight years without receiving a dime.”