The national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has opened up on his encounter in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Oshiomhole explained that he got wind of information that the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, was trying to prevent him from entering Benin and alleged that thugs are being “mobilised to stop me.”
The APC chairman also revealed that his shock reached a new height when the state Commissioner of Police, whom he informed earlier about the plan, called to say “he doesn’t want me to come because the governor doesn’t want me to come. I asked him why? And he said because of the situation at the airport and the number of thugs that had converged there.
“I said but you know the thugs, he said ‘yes’. I said; you know that they were sent by the governor, he said ‘yes’. He even said the governor’s CSO is there and one retired DSP.
“I said you know the thugs and the man who sent them, you also know their leaders if you cannot do anything to stop the governor because he has immunity fine, but the thugs don’t have immunity.