There was tension in Edo State on Sunday following reported attack the residence of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
It was gathered that some youths had gathered at Oshiomhole’s residence chanting songs, ‘Oshiomhole Ole Oshiomhole Ole’ but were dispersed by anti-riot policemen.
Chief Press Secretary to Oshiomhole, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem, insisted that there was an attack by thugs sent by Governor Godwin Obaseki.
He said the attack was part of the resolution reached at the last State Executive Council meeting that all anti-Obaseki third term bid be attacked.
Ebegbulem stated that it was desperate bid to get a second term but that the attack was neutralised by some APC youths who were mobilised to Oshiomhole’s residence.
Police Commissioner, Danmallam Abubakar, who denied any attack on the residence of Oshiomhole, said some persons planning protest were dispersed.
“It is a lie. There was no attack. Nothing happened in the area where Oshiomhole lives.”
On his part, Special Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the allegation against his boss was false.
According to him: “The Edo State Government has said it has absolutely no knowledge of the purported attack on the person or the residence of former Governor of the state and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We have no knowledge of the attack. We have also reached out to the Police, and they affirmed that they do not know about such an attack.”