Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said he knew nothing about the youths that booed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Saturday when he arrived Benin through the airport.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie absolved the Governor of any complicity in the boos the APC Chairman received from protesting youths in the state.
“It has come to our notice that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole arrived Benin today and was booed by a crowd of people. We are not directly or remotely involved in the act. We condemn insinuations that the Edo State Government is in any way involved in such an act.
“The series of anti-Oshiomhole protests across the country in the last couple of days, including those who jeered and booed Comrade Oshiomhole in Benin City, on Saturday have nothing to do with the government in Edo State. Oshiomhole, just like any other law-abiding person is welcome into the state as long as he does not engage in any activity capable of disrupting peace and safety.
“We categorically state that we are not in whatever guise involved with those who engaged in the act against the former governor” the statement said.