'We will meet violence with violence' - Oshiomhole to PDP

Adams Oshiomole
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The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the party would not fold its arms and watch Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP violently rigs the September 19 governorship election.

In an interview on Arise Television, yesterday morning, Oshiomhole said ’We will meet violence with violence.’

He restated that APC would not fold its arms and watch the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki and the PDP violently steal the peoples’ mandate.

Oshiomhole was reacting to the governor’s alleged threat to deal with APC members and supporters in the guise of dealing with trouble makers.

Governor Obaseki on Sunday has warned of stiff penalties against perpetrators of violence ahead of the poll and condemned the July 25 display by thugs at the gate of the Palace of the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin.

Reacting to Obaseki’s threat, Oshiomhole said: ‘’if they want violence, we will give them violence.’’

Oshiomhole further explained that, among other things, he turned against his successor because the governor has not met the expectations of Edo people.

The former APC Chairman added that he regrets to have worked with Obaseki in 2016  without asking for his certificate.

He further added that it is a known fact that Ize-Iyamu, the APC candidate, finished from law school, adding that his former classmates have testified to that.

Oshiomhole had earlier declared that Obaseki does not pose any threat to the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the forthcoming governorship election.

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