Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on the state deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, to leave former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, out of the government’s legal predicament.
Newsmen had reported that Shaibu warned Oshiomhole the former governor to jettison the plan to overturn the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the September 2020 governorship election through the judiciary.
However, a statement by the deputy chairman of the party, Jarret Tenebe, said there was no time Oshiomhole attempted to subvert the will of the people through the judiciary.
“I will describe the deputy governor as a frustrated and confused man who talks from both sides of his mouth as well as seeking for survival.
“Oshiomhole believes totally in the judiciary having gotten his stolen mandate through the instrumentality of the courts”, he said.
Tenebe accused the governor and his deputy of blackmailing the judiciary over their inability to present their certificates but instead resulted to filing frivolous appeals from one court to another.
He added that the new tactics of the governor and his deputy were not only diversionary but also a calculated attempt to drag the hard-earned reputation of the honourable justices into the mud.
While noting that he was not supposed to comment on a matter in a court of competent jurisdiction, he, however, said he had to weigh in on the matter to halt the state government from feeding the public with incorrect information.