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Pius Odubu Deputy Governor, Edo State

Edo Deputy Governor escapes death in Auchi, Security aides in critical condition.

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The battle for the governorship ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Edo State took a dangerous turn on Saturday as the incumbent Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Pius Odubu escaped death by whisker in Auchi as Gun men shot at him and his aides inside the APC Secretariat in Auchi.

According to ionigeria.com reporter, who was at the scene, Dr. Odubu was shot at when he was being received by the delegates of ETSAKO West Local Government Area

Our Correspondent further reported that the shooting happened shortly after the Governor and his Deputy left a function (Party) organized by Barr. Damian Lawani, a member of the State House of Assembly representing Etsako Central Constituency at Udaba Ekperi, ETSAKO Central Local Government Area where one Akhigbe said to be the Governor’s Protocol Officer prevented The delegates from receiving The Deputy Governor at The Chairman’s house.

The Gun men invaded the venue of the Campaign at the Local Government Secretariat of APC and opened fire on the Deputy Governor and other people at the venue.

Seven persons were critically injured including the Odubu’s escort commander and an SSS official attached to him. They are currently receiving treatment at Fate Medical Centre in Auchi.

The guard Commander of the Deputy Governor’s Police team was hit as he covered his boss from being hit by the ballets

According to a source close to the Deputy Governor who spoke on the condition of anonymity, “This is another attempt to intimidate the Deputy Governor out of the Governorship race”.

“Since the race for the Edo government house began some months ago Governor Adams Oshiomhole has device several means to stop the Deputy Governor from contesting the upcoming APC primaries including suspending party officials and sacking appointees loyal to the Deputy Governor, APC is on trial in Edo State. The National Secretariat of the party must intervene to save the party from further drifting in Edo State”, the source added

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  1. PRESS RELEASE- CONDEMNATION OF AUCHI VIOLENCE
    Benin, Edo State – April 30th, 2016- it is with sadness and horror that we have received the news of the terrible shooting incident in Auchi, Edo State this day of the political entourage of HE Pius Odubu a candidate for the office of governor on the platform of the APC. The Godwin Obaseki Campaign organization strongly condemns this dastardly act. This is not in the spirit of equity and fair play by which all political gladiators should align.

    I, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Chairman of the Economic Strategy Team of Edo State and Gubernatorial aspirant of the APC (and my team) unequivocally condemn this senseless act of violence.

    We ask and encourage all politicians not to use violence of any sort as a tool for electioneering. We persuade all politicians to take heed and be mindful of incendiary comments and rhetoric that could encourage violence of any sort. We have hitherto made a call asking all those in politics to adopt a policy of non-violence. Our resolution on non-violence is unshaken and we ask again that all politicians embrace this policy.

    We call on the security agencies to investigate this incident thoroughly, unmask the culprits, expose their sponsors ensure that all the perpetrators are brought to justice swiftly.
    Our prayers and best wishes go out to the victims, friends, loved ones and families of those that have been hurt in this horrendous affair.

    Finally we enjoin all to refrain from using this unfortunate incident as a political capital tool.
    We ask our supporters and all indigenes to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity capable of disrupting the peace and harmony of the state.
    Edo…lets go further together. God Bless Edo State.

  2. Nigerian politicians una weldone.

  3. This is a dangerous development,do or die politics.

  4. Whether the forces of darkness likes it or not, odubu is an aspirant to beat

  5. Ogbeifun Iyobor

    OSHO WILL DIE LIKE FORMER MUAMMAR GADDAFI .WHO THINK HE WAS D ALPHA AND OMEGA OF LIBYA

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