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Edo 2016: Oshiomhole recruiting ex-militants with N240m, PDP alleges



The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has contracted Ishekiri activist, Ayiri Emami, to help recruit ex-Niger Delta militants for the purpose of causing mayhem in PDP strongholds in the September 10 governorship election in the state.

The party made the allegation in a statement issued by the Chairman, Media Committee of the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign organization, Chris Nehikhare.

The statement was in reaction to a statement credited to Oshiomhole that the PDP was making arrangements with militants from neighboring states to disrupt the election.

According to Nehikhare, Oshiomhole’s case is like the pot calling the kettle black, adding that it is the All Progressives Congress, APC and Governor Oshiomhole that are spoiling for Violence!

He said: “We have announced and drawn the attention of the security services to his many infractions and in his characteristic manner to divert attention from himself, the accused turns around to become the accuser.

“It is on record that renowned Niger Delta Militant Ayirimi Emami who is alleged to be helping Oshiomhole recruit ex-militants to perpetuate violence at the forthcoming Guber election was seen today campaigning with the Governor of the outgoing Party in Benin City”

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“Ayiri as he’s popularly called has been given N240million by Adams Oshiomhole for the dirty job. He is said to have already received the first instalment a few months back when Adams Oshiomhole in company of Philip Shuaibu took Ayiri to pin-point hot locations of the PDP stronghold where violence will be required on the Election Day.

“Ayiri was taken yesterday to Egor LGA which is a sure LGA for the PDP and he’s to be taken to the Hometown of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other locations today”.

According to the statement, though the PDP and the Ize-Iyamu campaign organization consider the governor’s statement as funny, the APC and Oshiomhole have only taken their propaganda machinery to another level by trying to mislead security agencies.

The party however called on the police and other relevant security agencies to nip in the bud, any security breach that may lead to the disruption of election in all parts of the state.

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