Facts emerged yesterday following the reported attack on the convoy of the Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while on a campaign visit to Usen, Ovia North East local government area of the state.
In a statement issued by the commissioner of Information and Orientation, Louis Odion, had accused the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) of hiring armed thugs to attack the governors convoy shortly after he was received by the traditional ruler of Usen, Elawure, His Royal Highness Oluogbe 11.
It was gathered that the governor was accosted by a cross section of the students of the Edo State Institute of Management and Technology, Usen, who insisted that the governor must address them on issues bothering on their welfare.
The governor it was learnt had promised to address them after paying homage to the traditional ruler of the community. But in a sudden twist of event, the convoy of the governor on leaving the palace was said have met with angry youths who had barricaded the road, preventing the governor and his convoy from moving out of the community. It took the intervention of security agents, who shot into air to disperse the youths who haul objects at the convoy.
In a swift reaction, the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Matthew Urhoghide, described the allegation as false, baseless, unfounded and misconstrued to deceive the people of the state.
He said it was unfortunate to have the kind of government in place who will always accuse the opposition even in his failure to do what is right; adding that the governor owes the people of the state the right to know what really happened.
“We understand that the students were on a peaceful protest during the governors visit to Usen, and the students came out to alert the governor of the state of affairs in the school when things got out of reach and information at my disposal has it that one of the students shot by Oshiomhole’s security men had died of gunshot injuries.”
Edo Police image maker, Tony Airhuoyo, confirmed the incident.