Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu and the Chancellor of the Edo University, Iyahmo, Dr. Aderemi Makanjuola, escaped being hurt yesterday by thugs who attacked them during a visit to the house of APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Governor Obaseki and the monarch joined other guests to attend the maiden convocation ceremony of the Edo University, Iyahmo, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to reports, the Oba of Lagos and the governor had gone to Oshiomhole’s house to honour an invitation for a lunch after the ceremony at the university. While driving to Oshiomole’s house, youths in the area threw stones and other dangerous weapons at their vehicle.
It took the intervention of the governor’s security to prevent a blood bath as several vehicles were smashed by the thugs. Reacting to the unfortunate incident, the governor condemned the attack, adding that it was shameful for such an attack to take place at the residence of the National Chairman of the ruling party in the state and at the national level.
“It is very unfortunate that we can’t feel safe in the house of our National Chairman. I am not sure that if I visit the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that they will attack me the way they did in the house of the APC National Chairman.”“It is unfortunate that things have degenerated to this extent. But we will continue to pursue peace. We cannot afford to lose the gains of the last three years. We will continue to pursue peace,” Obaseki said