Edo presidency reacts to ‘arrest video’ involving Gambari and Oshiomhole

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The presidency spoke on the trending video showing President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari and Adams Oshiomhole.

The former national president All Progressives Congress (APC) visited Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Monday.

As they discussed as they walked, their comments suggested that an arrest plot was being discussed.

On Tuesday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said the footage revealed an elaborate plan to arrest opposition members ahead election of Edo governor.

Reacting, Garba Shehu, spokesperson presidency, called it a book of misguided elements.

A statement he signed said the video was “an ingenious patchwork of mischief, taken from an innocent conversation focused on new incidents of violence in the run-up to the election.

Shehu noted that various parties campaigning in Edo have brought charges of violence against each other.

R0;In such a of heightened uncertainty, responsible leaders must ensure that elections are held in a peaceful manner and, if warranted, a judicious use of law enforcement to protect the lives and property of citizens. is mobilized, thus preventing criminal elements from disrupting the democratic process.

This message was repeated over and over again by the President. It does not support any violence of any kind and its propagators will brought to justice. The elections must reflect the will people, ”he said.

The aide pointed out that Gambari and Oshiomhole have a history and track record of working to protect the rights of Nigerians.

He added that they will never found encouraging conduct contrary to these values.

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