The Edo State Government has said it has nothing to do with the booing of a former governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, in Benin City on Saturday.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the Edo State Government had no connection with the crowd that was reported to have booed Comrade Oshiomhole.
“It has come to our notice that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole arrived Benin today and was booed by a crowd of people.
“We are not directly or remotely involved in the act. We condemn insinuations that the Edo State Government is in any way involved in such an act.
“The series of anti-Oshiomhole protests across the country in the last couple of days, including those who jeered and booed Comrade Oshiomhole in Benin City, on Saturday, have nothing to do with the government in Edo State.
“Oshiomhole, just like any other law-abiding person, is welcome into the state as long as he does not engage in any activity capable of disrupting peace and safety.
“We categorically state that we are not in whatever guise involved with those who engaged in the act against the former governor,” Osagie said.
He stressed that the state government would continue to maintain law and order, adding that the government was committed to protecting the rights of all law-abiding citizens in the state.
Obaseki allegedly acting through his Deputy, Philip Shaibu and SSG Osarodion Ogie, was accused to have mobilized thugs to gather at the Benin Airport and attack the National Chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The thugs were said to have been convened by government registered buses to the airport