Edo Deputy Governor denies paying witch doctor to kill Oshiomhole

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Edo State deputy governor, Dr Pius Odubu, has denied allegation that he paid a witch doctor to kill Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.

Conflict between Gov. Oshiomhole and Dr. Odubu ensued after the governor made the Chairman of the Edo State Government’s Economic and Strategy Team (EST),Mr. Godwin Obaseki his officially anointed successor.

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole (right), Dr Pius Odubu, Deputy Governor (left) and Chief Oseni Elamah (middle) at a traditional ceremony

A decision the deputy governor, who has not hidden his aspiration to succeed Gov. Oshiomhole has been challenging, it was reported that the governor accused Dr. Odubu of paying a witch doctor to kill him at a parley organised by All Progressive Congress(APC) leaders to broker peace between them.

But in a statement released by Dr. Odubu’s chief press secretary on Monday he denied the claim credited to Gov. Oshiomhole.

The statement reads in part: “As a practicing Catholic, Dr Odubu will not do anything that is unbecoming of a true Christian in the name of politics. God knows that he has never had any pact with any witch/native doctor to kill anyone or avenge for him and he will never condescend to that extent.”

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