Tension mounts as Obaseki escapes ambush in Oshiomhole’s LGA

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor and former Governor, Adams Oshiomhole

Tension on the rise in Edo state as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his campaign train were on Wednesday ambushed and attacked by hoodlums stationed in Ward 10, Apana, Uzairue, Etsako West Local Government Area.

The former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is from the area.


The governor and his supporters were headed to Ward 10, Apana, Uzairue, when it was reported that thugs had invaded the campaign venue, attacking villagers and other supporters who had converged to receive the governor and his team.

It took the intervention of the security operatives attached to the governor to chase the thugs after a heady 5-minute gun duel.

With the repelling of the thugs, the governor and his team entered the community with wild applause, as the campaign train continued unhindered.

Meanwhile the Ogieneni of Uzairue, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Imonikhe Kadiri Omogbai IV, has invested Obaseki with the Onoshiorena of Uzairue (The One God has Crowned) chieftaincy title, in recognition of the role of God in the affairs of the governor.

Also installed was the Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Com. Philip Shaibu, who is now the Oshiozekhai (It is God that chooses) of Uzairue Clan in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

The Clan consists of over twenty villages, namely; Jattu, Iyamho (Adams Oshiomhole’s village), Afowa, Elele, Ogbido, Uluoke, Ayaoghena and Ayua.

Others are; Iyuku, Imeke, Afashio, Iyora, Apana, Imonikhe, Yelwa, Ozor, Ikabigbo, Idatto, Ugbenor, Irekpai and Ayogwiri.

The event took place on Thursday during the governor’s visit to the traditional ruler at his palace, as part of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s campaign rally in Edo North Senatorial District. (Text, excluding headline, courtesy Daily Trust)

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