Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has escaped death by whiskers. Information at our disposal has it that youths in Edo State on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 attacked the governor at the Esan Central Local Government Area of the state.
However, we gathered that the incident happened in Irrua where Governor Obaseki went to consult with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Central Senatorial District.
Sources squealed to us that the angry youths stormed the venue of the meeting and accused the governor of partiality against the district in the political affairs of the state. Sources added that they threw stones and sachets of water at the governor’s convoy before security operatives in the area came to his rescue alongside his entourage.
Be that as it may, Edo State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Anselm Ojezua, said; “We are investigating the incident. I really do not know the motive behind it but I can only tell you that those who did it are not APC youths.”
“They wore the paraphernalia of the Esan Youth Movement. They invaded the arena to do what they did; I think it was more of personal agenda than political agenda.”
Also speaking on the purported disagreement between Governor Godwin Obaseki and the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Anselm said; “There is no truth at all in the disagreement because either process is recognised by our constitution. We, in Edo State, have always had our preference for a consensus arrangement. We will only go for direct primaries, if we fail to achieve a consensus.”