Oshiomhole, who was speaking at the inauguration of 14 newly elected local government chairmen in Benin, said his government had the capacity and the will to contain Igbinedion’s excesses.
He also asked the state Independent Electoral Commission to tender unreserved apology to the people of the state for the lapses recorded in the local government polls held last Saturday.
He said, “There is evidence that he (Igbinedion) has undermined the prosperity of the state for a very long time. Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones.
“I want to send a warning to Chief Igbinedion that he should take it easy; he has acquired a lot of government land that the people have not engaged him on. He walks as if he is above the law. He was a chief tax collector in this state, pocketing 25 to 30 per cent of every kobo that accrued while his son was the governor.
“I have not looked back because my mandate is to look forward. I want to put him on notice that if he continues with elderly rascality, I will bring him to justice.
“He must never ever underestimate the fact that I have the will and I have the capacity to deploy that will; if he crosses the law, he will be cut to size.
“Elders must teach the younger ones to behave responsibly” Oshiomhole stressed.