Edo Dep. Governor Apologises to Okada Riders Over Oshiomhole’s Comment


The political crisis in Edo state is still getting a lot of attention. Deputy Governor of the state, Philip Shaibu recently hosted commercial motorcyclists operators in the state. Shaibu tendered and apology to the motorcyclists after APC national chairman reportedly called them thugs.

Deputy governor of Edo, Philip Shaibu, has apologised to commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ operating in the state. Shaibu said he is apologising on behalf of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who described them as thugs.

Oshiomhole had said Godwin Obaseki was attacked by motorcyclists at his hometown after the Edo state university’s convocation ceremony. Oshiomhole further said the thugs who attacked the convoy of Obaseki are loyalists of the Deputy Governor.

Speaking while hosting a delegation from the motorcyclist union at Government House, Benin Shaibu said the comments of the APC national chairman was a slip of tongue.

His words: “I want to correct the news by our national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole that the Okada riders are thugs, you are not thugs and I want to apologise on his behalf to tell you people maybe it was a slip of tongue.

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