There is tension in Edo State over Saturday’s gun attack on the convoy of Deputy Governor Pius Odubu during a visit to the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West Local Government Area. Odubu yesterday relived the incident and called on the Police to arrest the suspects he fingered in the attack.
But Governor Adams Oshiomhole dismissed it all as “hasty”, saying “preliminary reports suggest that the fracas was caused by thugs loyal to the Odubu Campaign imported in two truck-loads to Auchi, who attacked other party loyalists not sold to the deputy governor’s aspiration”. Besides, Etsako West party leader Abubakar Akokhia dismissed the claim that Odubu was targeted.
He alleged that the shooting might have been carried out by those in the deputy governor’s convoy. He said Odubu was not under any threat at any time during the shooting.