Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State is not receiving any treatment abroad for alleged internal injuries he sustained when his official car was involved in an accident last week, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion said yesterday. He was responding to the confusion and tension in the state over the health of the governor, who is yet to make any public appearance since the accident.
Odion said the governor was healthy, hale and hearty and would preside over the weekly state cabinet meeting that will hold at the Government House tomorrow.
The commissioner said he met Oshiomhole abroad before returning to the country during the week, stressing that the governor should have been back from his journey by the weekend.
He also blamed rumors of the governor’s ill-health on detractors, who he said were bent on creating confusion with aim of destabilizing the government.
“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”, Odion said.
It would be recalled that a J5 Peugeot bus reportedly loaded with plantain and tomatoes rammed into the governor’s official car owing to brake failure on Saturday, 28th December, 2013, but occupants of both vehicles escaped unhurt.