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Arrest Any Trouble Maker During Edo Election – Oshiomhole Tells Security Agents

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Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday, August 17, 2020, challenged security agencies in the country to arrest any trouble maker in the September 19, Edo State governorship election, whether they are members of his APC or the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

He also carpeted the director-general of the Progressive Governors Forum, Saliu Lukeman, over allegations that he (Oshiomhole ) was plotting to come back as National Chairman of the party.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has disclosed that a total of 2,210,534 persons have been registered to vote in the election in Edo State.

This came as the PDP in Edo State and its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, on Monday, August 17, 2020, took his ward to ward campaign to Edo Central Senatorial District, where the governor promised improved infrastructural development and security.

Arrest any trouble make in Edo —Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole, who briefed State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on the allegation made against by the Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Lukewarm, said: “You want me to engage in a fight with a pig? If you engage in a fight with a pig, the pig already is stained by its nature and you will wear your white garment; and in my case, I should use khaki to go and wrestle with a pig? I will not.”

Oshiomhole also accused Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Kayode Fayemi, of unilaterally appointing Lukman as the DG.

Charging security agencies to arrest anybody that foments trouble during the September 19 Edo governorship election, Oshiomhole said: “The outgoing governor is talking more about violence, you must have watched him on Channels television where he said he will meet violence for violence and we are saying no, there will be no violence. It will be like celebrating Christmas or you are going to do a plebiscite between MoU, which Edo people have now codenamed, Memorandum of Underdevelopment, and a governor with a clear simple agenda which is the product of his brain.

“We have just found out that MoUs are only celebrated by consultants. They are not celebrated by real people.” On his meeting with the president, he said: “I told Mr. President that all is needed is good security. If APC man commits an offence, arrest him; if a PDP man commits an offence, arrest him. Once one person is arrested from the APC and another person is arrested from PDP, if they are found involved in unlawful possession of firearms and they misused those firearms and they are arrested and prosecuted, the message is clear.”

Source: Vanguard

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