The wife of Edo Deputy Governor Maryann Philip-Shaibu has raised alarm over an alleged threat to her life.
Raising the alarm in a petition to the Edo Commissioner of Police, Maryann accused the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole of sending thugs to monitor her movement.
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“We are informed by our client that on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Jattu in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign tour to the community, Comrade Oshiomhole, a chieftain of APC, threatened to deal with our client, Mrs. Maryann Philip-Shaibu, after casting aspersions on her person and sending several warnings that she steers clear of campaigning for her party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under which platform her husband, Hon. Philip Shaibu is contesting as a deputy governorship candidate, along with the standard-bearer, the Governor, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki.
“We are further informed by our client that Comrade Oshiomhole did not only threaten to deal with her but he has also declared that he has sent some thugs to monitor her movements in Etsako West LGA, with a view to carrying out the threat of dealing with her.
“Consequent upon this, our client for fear of being hurt or harm by Comrade Oshiomhole and the assigned thugs has not been able to continue with her campaign.
“It is on this note that we passionately plead with you (Kokumo) on behalf of our client, to use your good office to investigate the incident, with a view to bringing Comrade Oshiomhole and his cohorts to book, to avert any unpleasant and unforeseen harm coming to our client, especially as the Edo State governorship election is by the corner; precisely on September 19, 2020.
‘’This is more so that the lives of our client and her family (by this threat) are at stake and the situation may degenerate into a full-blown crisis if nothing urgent is done,” the petition read.
Responding to allegations from the Deputy Governor's wife, Victor Oshioke, the spokesperson to Adams Oshiomhole said the petition was a failed attempt to divert the attention of people from a trending video where she threatened to flog some women if they attend any event other than the one she organized.
According to Oshioke, the petition was a calculated attempt to rubbish the name of the former APC National Chairman.
The statement said that the former Governor cannot, under any circumstance, “be distracted by the buzzing of baby mosquitoes like Shaibu and his wife.”
The allegations are coming in less than 10 days to the Governorship election of the state.