HEAT OF THE MOMENT LATEST GIST POLITICAL GIST SOCIETY GIST OSHIOMOLE ATTACKED BY HOODLUMS IN EDO; OMO-AGEGE CONDEMNS ACTION By Admin Posted on October 13, 2019 4 min read 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr The political crisis in the Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2020 governorship election took a turn for the worse at the weekend in the Edo State capital of Benin when some suspected hoodlums attacked the residence of the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Oshiomole was reported to have escaped a major attempt on his life by armed thugs who swooped on his Benin residence in Okorotun Street, GRA, on Saturday. The thugs were said to have shot sporadically into the air. But the Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Muhammed said there was no such incident in the ruling party national neighbourhood. Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the attack Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Omo-Agege said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, in Abuja on Sunday, that the pepetrators must be fished out. Describing the development as callous, cowardly, inhumane and totally unacceptable that should be condemned by all, he noted that political practice in the country should not be allowed to degenerate to a situation where violence becomes the language of activism by both politicians and their supporters no matter how disgruntled such persons may be. The lawmaker said, “Such criminal attack, remains utterly condemnable and illegal. Whatever their grievances, they should learn to explore dialogue rather than resort to violence. ” I call on the police to get to the root of the matter by prosecuting those involved in the act. It is my belief that the fine principles and ethos of democratic practice do have inbuilt mechanisms through which internal wranglings can be resolved without recourse to violence as it was the case in Edo State on Saturday. “I would like to call on the parties involved to explore those options that would strengthen the party as entrenched in the constitution of the APC as that is the best way to move the state and the nation to the Next Level in which all citizens are expected to reap the dividends of the trust they reposed in the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari”, he stated.