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Obaseki condemns attack on Oba of Lagos, others at Oshiomhole’s residence


Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has condemned the attack on him, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Chancellor of the Edo University, Iyahmo, Dr. Aderemi Makanjuola and other guests at the residence of former governor of the state and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Speaking after the incident, the governor took exception to the resort to violence, noting that it was shameful for such an attack to occur at the residence of APC national chairman.
Describing the attack as unfortunate, he said: “It is very unfortunate that we can’t feel safe in the house of our National Chairman. I am not sure that if I visit the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that they will attack me the way they did in the house of the APC National Chairman. It is unfortunate that things have degenerated to this extent. But we will continue to sue for peace.”

It was gathered that after the convocation ceremony at Edo State University, yesterday, Obaseki, accompanied by Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, his Deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu and other dignitaries went to Oshiomhole’s country home to pay homage, when hoodlums prevented them from entering and threw stones at them.The windscreen of two vehicles in the governor’s convoy were smashed and had to turn back without seeing the chairman. The Guardian learnt nobody got injured in the fracas.


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