Hon. Charles Idahosa has said the attack by thugs on Governor Godwin Obaseki and his visitors was shameful.
Obaseki, Lagos Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Chancellor, Dr Aderemi Makanjuola were attacked by thugs last week.
Idahosa said it became worse because the attack was carried out when the visitors were at Oshiomhole’s residence,
Honourable Idahosa said the attack was driven by envy and jealousy against the good performance of Governor Obaseki.
Idahosa was former Special Adviser on Political Affairs Matters to Oshiomhole as governor.
Mr Idahosa said the perpetrators and sponsors of the attack are unrepentant and enemies of progress.
”The attack is a display of malicious intentions against the performance of Governor Obaseki”’ Idahosa said.
Idahosa said, “I think it’s an embarrassment to the people of Edo State and Nigeria. And to democracy in general for the National Chairman of a political party to do such a thing.
”He invited people for lunch at his residence and then the people are exposed to such a severe attack.
”Not just these important dignitaries, a sitting governor of the state is also a victim.”
Idahosa said no amount of threat will dissuade Governor Obaseki from concentrating on his progressive agenda.
”Why would a National Chairman of a ruling party in the country resort to the use of violence? And thuggery to win popularity and political superiority.
“Oshiomhole as National Chairman has also resorted to the use of security operatives from Abuja to harass innocent citizens.
“The attack is a treasonable act. I know Oshiomhole very well. I worked with him for 8 years as a political adviser.
All the battles we fought, we fought it side by side. He is not the kind of person that people think he is.
What we are seeing now is the real Oshiomhole who associates with thugs. He feels more comfortable with thugs. “Look at the words he uses, ‘they’re my generals’, ‘they’re the infantry division’.
He is encouraging these thugs and jobless youths to do whatever they like, regardless of what the law says.”