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General News of Tuesday, 20 September 2022


Obidients fire Oshiomhole, reveal Peter Obi’s security’s record as Anambra governor

Some Obidients (Supporters of Peter Obi) Some Obidients (Supporters of Peter Obi)

Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has received a response from the supporters of Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, over his comment on the latter’s performance as governor.

The Obi-Datti media office of the Obidient movement described Oshiomhole’s comment as untrue, noting that the former Anambra governor received commendations from the then Inspector General of Police for being security conscious, Vanguard reported.

The former governor of Edo state has berated Obi, stating that he cannot solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem because he failed to tackle insecurity when he served as Anambra governor.

Irked with his statement, the Obidient Movement on Monday replied to him with Abubakar Mohammad IG’s testimonial and other outstanding Obi’s records on security in the state.

In a statement, the group said: “The former Edo Governor also in his groundless outburst to satisfy his audience, claimed that it was Obi’s successor, Willie Obiano, who was able to solve some security challenges that Obi could not tackle."

What is Obi's record on security as Anambra governor?

The group goes further that: “If Comrade Oshiomhole had bordered to verify Obi’s security records as Anambra state governor, he would have found what the Inspector General of Police in 2014, Abubakar Mohammad said in Awka, Anambra state capital on April 10, 2014 shortly after Obi left office that was copiously captured by many mainstream and social media establishments on April 11, 2014.

“Oshiohmole but for mischief would also have found that Obi is on record to have been one of the most ruthless state Governors in tackling the kidnap menace in the country. It’s still green in everybody’s memory how Obi personally supervised the sealing off and demolition of hotels and buildings used by Kidnappers and other criminal gangs in the state. Crime record in Anambra state under Obi was outstanding and security leadership never failed to appreciate this feat."

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