Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has accused National Chairman of the All progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole of orchestrating Saturday attack on the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu and other dignitaries including the former Edo state governor who were at the venue of the convocation of the Edo University, Iyamho.
Hours after the attack, Oshiomhole accused Shuaibu of being behind the violence, urging Governor Obaseki to call his Deputy to order.
But reacting in a statement, issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Shuaibu debunked the allegation saying he was also a victim of the said attack.
The statements signed by Musa Ebomhiana said “In fact, the deputy governor was himself a victim of the Saturday attack considering the fact that he was actually in the same bus with the governor, Oba of Lagos and other dignitaries
“I see this as clearly a case of entrapment because the national chairman invited them to his house knowing very well that he had prepared for them an attack by his political infantry as the statement dished out at the Sunday press conference did not add up,” he said.
According to Shuaibu, Oshiomhole felt offended and intimidated by the huge crowd of party youths that came out in solidarity with the governor.
“He then decided to teach the governor and his deputy a lesson by organising those misguided elements to take up arms against the state. He should be courageous enough to own up to his design.”