Labour Party has called on former Edo State Governor and National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole to note that President Muhammadu Buhari he helped into power through deceit and scaremongering is now at the mercy of bandits and other types of terrorists troubling the country.
Labour Party in a statement credited to its National Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Abayomi and made available to the public on Monday, said Adams Oshiomhole should be ashamed of himself for attempting to use insecurity to measure the capacity of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Adams Oshiomhole while speaking at a public function during the weekend had questioned the capacity of Peter Obi to manage the insecurity in the whole of Nigeria, alleging that, while Peter Obi was the Governor of Anambra State, he could not fight insecurity despite the creation of Bakassi boys.
Abayomi said as published by Vanguard newspaper that:
“I’m aware that Oshimohole was governor of Edo State, for two terms. He was part of those who connived to foist this reckless government of propagandists on Nigerians using deceit and scaremongering in 2015. We are aware that when Peter Obi, our candidate was governor of Anambra, IPOB was not ordering people to sit at home.
“It is curious that a government which Comrade Adams Oshimohole is part and parcel of can even attempt to use security as a yardstick to talk about any other government before it.
“Is it not under this government that the Kuje Prison was attacked by bandits without a shot fired by security forces?
“Is it not under this same Buhari-led APC government that bandits attacked the convoy of the sitting President and killed close to 30 security personnel?
“These same bandits threatened to kidnap the president and the government is now at the mercy of a rag-tag army of bandits and terrorists instead of tackling this menace, the government is busy chasing innocent Nigerians and threatening them for showing discontent with the woeful failure of this ill-prepared administration.
“If one may ask, where did comrade Oshimohole get the 100 million naira he used to pay for the APC Presidential form he picked?
“We know for a fact he didn’t have this money before he ruled Edo for 8 years. He wasn’t flying business class when he was in the NLC.
“Now that he and his friends in government have helped themselves they are scared (of) the house they built”