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Oshiomhole absolves self from Edo Assembly crisis

Adams Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has distanced himself from allegations making the rounds that he has hands in the ongoing crisis at the Edo State House of Assembly.

DAILY NIGERIAN recall that at the heat of the state assembly crisis, the Federal House of Representative had threatened to take over the operations of the assembly with a view to bringing peace into the legislative house.

However, that proclamation provoked different and differing allegations, with some pointing accusing fingers on the APC chairman whom is perceived to be at loggerheads with the incumbent governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki.

Mr Oshiomhole, while reacting through a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, no amount of blackmail and threat could destroy his name.

The statement read: “The allegation is a figment of their imagination. Ordinarily, I will not want to be drawn into frivolous allegations such as this and sundry others emanating from Mr Frank Okiye, one of the members elect of the Edo State House of Assembly.

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“But, let me state that the allegation is untrue. As members of the National Assembly, it is their duty to intervene on issues such as the Gestapo manner the Edo Assembly was inaugurated.

“This will not be the first time the National Assembly has so intervened, and I am sure the lawmakers also have provisions in their budget for carrying out such duties.

“Okiye may have seen the National Chair holding such meetings in his own dreams and not in the physical and I urge him to desist from such frivolous allegations.

“Oshiomhole remains Oshiomhole, and no amount of blackmail and threat from these little minded anti democrats and their cohorts can destroy that name.”