The Edo Government has accused a former governor of the state Adams Oshiomhole of masterminding the protests in the state over naira scarcity, calling for his arrest.
The Edo State Commissioner for Orientation and Communication, Chris Nehikhare, made the call while briefing journalists in Benin City, Edo State, on Wednesday.
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“I call on security agencies to call Oshiomhole for questioning. He should be interrogated, arrested, and made to account for his movement in Benin City a few days ago. In a viral video on social media, he was heard deliberately instigating APC members to go on a rampage and intimidate people in Benin City, destroying government property, and bringing anarchy to the country because the government of his party is about to lose the forthcoming general election,” he said.
“The political party responsible for this policy is the same party that has sent their APC thugs to destroy the billboards of PDP candidates. PDP is not the government at the center. So, it’s clear that this is politically motivated. We are pointing fingers directly at Oshiomhole as he has given a command to his tigers to unleash mayhem and anarchy. He continues to go against the laws of the land because he wants to be part of the next government.
“The situation is bad; Edo people should be patient as CBN has assured the Edo State government that there is enough money to go round. CBN believes that they have made the necessary arrangements for naira exchange in the State.
“This is a systematic protest organized across the country by the APC; they targeted Edo, Delta, and Oyo states and these States are PDP States. It doesn’t make sense for PDP States to be attacking PDP infrastructure when the policy causing the problems is an APC policy.”