Suspected thugs attack Obaseki, Oba of Lagos at Oshiomhole’s house
The monarch and the state governor reportedly escaped uninjured.
According to a statement signed by Crusoe Osagie, special assistant on media to the governor, the monarch and the state governor escaped uninjured.
The governor and other guests were said to have gone to Iyahmo to attend the maiden convocation ceremony of the Edo University, Iyahmo in Etsako west local government area of the state.
The University is said to be opposite Oshiomhole’s country home in Iyahmo.
According to TheCable, a witness said the Lagos monarch and the governor had gone to Oshiomhole’s house to honour his invitation for a launch after the ceremony at the university.
The witness said, “The former governor’s house is just opposite the university. Governor Obaseki, the Oba of Lagos and other guests had gone to Oshiomhole’s house for lunch when they were attacked by thugs led by one Romeo, said to be one of Oshiomhole’s cousins.
The suspected thugs reportedly smashed vehicles and Obaseki’s security team had to intervene to stop a bloodbath.
Speaking to journalists on the incident, the state governor described the attack as unfortunate, saying he was not sure if he would have been attacked if he had visited the Chairman of the opposition party.
“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 it is unfortunate that he was not safe in the house of the National Chairman of his party.
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