The Oasis Reporters
August 7, 2020
A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Edo State have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to call former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to order as he is constituting a present danger to the peace and security of Edo State with his unguarded and inciting statements in the guise of political campaign for the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
In a statement issued in Benin City, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 and signed by President of Afenmai Peace Initiative, Comrade David Lawani; President, Edo Youths United for Justice and Democracy (EYFD) and Barr. Felix Affiah for Niger Delta Professionals Alliance, the groups said, “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to call Adams Oshiomhole and his surrogate candidate to order. Oshiomhole refused and failed to appeal against the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which confirmed his suspension as a member of the APC.
“If Oshiomhole’s suspension as a member of APC has been approved by the Nigerian Judiciary, in what capacity is he now acting on behalf of the APC? Oshiomhole is now a clear and present danger to peace and security in Edo State.
Reeling out the acts of violence traceable to Oshiomhole since 2019 on the governor and government of Edo State, including attacks at his residence in Iyamho and the assault on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors at the palace of the Oba of Benin, the group said, “For us in this coalition, these acts of sponsored political violence are totally unacceptable. We already have a deadly pandemic that has taken the lives of thousands of Nigerians. As such, we will not allow this new virus of political violence to snatch the lives of innocent Nigerian citizens living in Edo State.”
On his part, Adaze Emwanta of the Midwest Progressives Forum (MPF), condemned the actions of the suspended National Chairman of the APC, insisting that he is partyless and shouldn’t insult the sensibilities of Edo people by threatening violence and mayhem like a crybaby after he has fallen from glory.
R-L: Barr Adaze Emwanta of the Midwest Progressives Forum (MPF); Erhuayi Bright, Christian Amariga, Prince Patrick Oronsaye, Oransaye, and Hon. Dr. Doris Ayanka-Imalele, during a press conference in Benin City, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.