The Edo State government has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole of repeatedly breaching the peace and safety of the state.
A statement by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, Wednesday, said Mr Oshiomhole’s frequent visit to the state always result in bodily harm of citizens as well as the destruction of public and private property.
It further stated that the chairman’s disregard for directives by the judiciary, the Nigeria Police Force and the state government to secure and protect Edo citizens has continued to generate tension and caused destruction of properties.
Recall that Mr Oshiomhole on January 26, had vowed to maintain political contact with grassroots people of the state, saying that he does not want to be a leader that could not win any election in his state.
Mr Oshiomhole spoke in Auchi, when he received some defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
“I can’t leave local politics because I do not want to be a national chairman who can’t win any election in his state.
“Some people asked me why I am playing local politics as a national chairman and I told them that every politics is local. I don’t want to be an Abuja politician who cannot win my unit and ward election.
“I don’t want to be an Abuja politician because I am a national chairman and on the day of election, I can’t win my unit. I don’t want to be a chairman who campaign and win election in other states and on election day I can’t win my unit or ward.
“If I don’t win my place, how will I deliver the president and how will I be a useful national chairman?
“I will play national politics and I will also play unit, ward, local government and state politics because if you are disconnected with local politics, you are not going anywhere in politics.
“The only permanent position in politics is the grassroot while all other positions are tenured. By the time my tenure elapsed, I am still coming back to the local politics,” he said.