Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has denied being responsible for the protests in Edo State.
Oshiomhole issued the denial in response to the call for his arrest by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, over the protests in Benin City.
The former governor said the call for his arrest was unnecessary because he never called for the protests.
Speaking through his spokesman, Victor Oshioke, he said he only asked people of the state to intimidate the Peoples Democratic Party with their campaigns and not violence.
A statement by Oshioke reads:
“If Oshiomhole used the word intimidate, he said they should intimidate them with their own campaign, he said they should not leave the space in Edo for other parties because Edo is an APC state.
“The short video is everywhere, if they have the whole video let them post it and judge it with the short one they have, did he say demonstrate? No.
“Oshiomhole said they should intimidate them with their own crowd, that the APC crowd should be able to intimidate other parties’ crowds in Edo.
“Oshiomhole didn’t make any statement to suggest that anybody should riot against anybody.”
Some youths in Edo State had embarked on a riot over the current naira and fuel scarcity in Benin City.