Accident: Edo State Govt Fails To Disclose Oshiohmole’s whereaboutsFeatured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News Sunday, January 5th, 2014
By Ignatius Okpara
Amidst strong speculations that he is receiving treatment abroad after a ghastly auto accident, the Edo state government has refused to disclose the whereabouts of Governor Adams Oshiohmole in abroad.
Recall that on December 28, 2013 Governor Oshiomhole escaped death in a ghastly motor accident at about 9.45am around Ewu in Edo State on his way to Benin from his Iyamho Village.
Shortly after the incident his media aide, Kassim Afegbua rushed to the press and said that governor did not sustain any injury and that he was hale and health.
Hear him: “The good story is that nobody sustained injuries. The Comrade Governor is hale and hearty, his ADC and other occupants of the Peugeot J5 are also in good condition. The Comrade Governor is wishing everyone a prosperous new year ahead.”
However, up till now, the “comrade governor” is yet to make any public appearance after the December 28 accident, a development that fuels the rumors that he actually sustained injuries and may have been secretly flown abroad to receive medical attention.
The Speculations have it that he may have been flown to ether UK, USA, Germany or even Indian because these countries are choice medical destinations for Nigerian politicians.
Speaking on Saturday in Benin about the the rumour of the governor’s state of health and his location, the commissioner for information Louis Odion confirmed that the governor is currently in abroad but refused to disclose his exact location.
Mr Odion also told reporters that the governor was not receiving treatment at the undisclosed location but insisted that he (the governor) would be back to the country on Monday to preside over the state executive council meeting.
His words: “Quote me that I told you the governor is hale and hearty. He is fine. He did not sustain any injury as his enemies are claiming and we could not have lied that he did not sustain any injury if he actually sustained any injury.
“The rumour is the handiwork of those that want him to die.
“I also travelled abroad and just returned to the country. I met him and spoke with him. He is fine. Right now, I cannot be so certain to tell you he is back into the country because I am not in town yet. But he will be in office to preside over the cabinet meeting on Monday.”
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