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 Adams Oshiomhole.

The former national president of the 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 being discussed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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