Security operatives on Thursday foiled alleged attack on Governor Godwin Obaseki’s convoy in Etsako Local Government Area.
The incident occurred in Ward 10 where the former national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole on Apana road in the Local Government Area.
The thugs allegedly dislodged by a combined team of security personnel and Vigilante groups, repelled their gunshots while the State the State deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu gave them a hot chase.
Shaibu’s bravery who jumped out of his Spot Utility vehicle, vehicle, stunned members of the campaign team including, Chief Mike Oghiadomen, the former Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
The pandemonium caused by the gunshot and the hurling of stones, stalled the Governor’s convoy temporary before the Ward-to-Ward campaign train berthed at Adams Oshiomhole’s corridor at Apana market square in Ward 10.
It would be recalled that the PDP campaign Council had suspended its Ward-to-Ward rally earlier scheduled for 10th and 11th of August 2020 due to security reports of planned attacked on the Governor and PDP campaign team.
A female police personnel who was caught recording the footage of the foiled attack, got a close shave with death while a crowd of PDP supporters including women and youths were unmovable despite.
Addressing members of PDP and supporters at Apana Village square on Thursday afternoon, Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, recalled several attempts by Oshiomhole, the former Governor of the State to his re-election through violence means.
He said the forthcoming poll would determine who will take charge of the levers of power in Edo politics.
The Governor, vowed not to succumb to the antics of some members of main opposition party in the State to plunge the State into chaos, which could result in the postponement of the election.
“As we were coming here (Village square in Opana), you heard what happened.
“They went to hire thugs and began to shoot to prevent us from coming here.
“On September 19, 2020, use your Permanent Voter cards (PVC’s) to pepper them.
“Ward 10 is a special Ward. These election is special. It will show between who is in charge of politics in Edo State.
“For all my Eight years in Government, you know what I did for Comrade Oshiomhole. He said it with his mouth.
“I supported him to be the Governor. I raised for him. I worked for him and Edo State for Eight years without receiving a dime”, he said.
Our Correspondent reports that as at the time of filing these report, the Governor campaign on Etsako West Local Government was still ongoing with more vigour.