The war of attrition occasioned by the battle for the control of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has further taken a dangerous dimension with both camps accusing each other of having a killer squad.
The opening salvo in the latest recrimination was fired by the camp of Oshiomhole, who alleged that Obaseki kept a killer squad charged with mowing down the APC National Chairman and some of the party’s factional leaders.
“He(Obaseki) has recruited a killer squad in Edo State and their mandate is to kill Oshiomhole and other APC leaders. So, he has continued to create crisis and disrupt public peace,” fourteen members of the Edo House of Assembly who are loyal to Oshiomhole said on Tuesday.
But in his response, the State deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu, dismissed the lawmakers’ claim. Shuaibu said if anything, it was Oshiomhole that has a killer squad.
According to him: “I don’t know anything about the governor’s killer squad. The governor does not have any squad rather, it is Oshiomhole who boasted in both social and conventional media that he has an infantry. So, if we are looking for the person who has killer squad, it should be the person who has infantry.”