Oshiomhole Denies Asking Aide To Assault Priest, Accuses PDP Chieftain-Owned TV Station Of Promoting ‘Hate’

ADAMS OSHIOMHOLEGovernor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has denied reports that he ordered one of his aides to beat up a Catholic priest at Ujogba in Edo Central District of the state.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said nothing like that occurred.

“We watched with great shock the concocted news that was reported by Independent Television (ITV) owned by a PDP chieftain, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, stating that the governor’s aides beat up a reverend father at Ujogba. The report is callous, malicious and wicked, and those behind it are only interested in churning out falsehood to denigrate the Oshiomhole administration”, he said.

The statement added: “While we state that the governor was never at Ujogba as reported by the TV station, the governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is known to be proudly Catholic and has boasted about his faith many times.

“It is a fact that the governor enjoys a robust relationship with the Catholic Church. If the purported incident actually took place, why has the church not reported it? To the best of our knowledge, the ITV report was deliberately fabricated to promote hate”.

The governor called on the television station to retract the said report and tender an unreserved apology to him.


  1. Good people of Nigeria this is example of what to expect from APC if they eventually hold federal power .when their television tell lies against PDP government it become celebrate story even their party spokesman will back such unfounded allegation .even they make unfounded against the president’ PDP government did not close such television or radio station or newspaper or arrest anybody now it is their turn .they go high bye -bye to press freedom in Edo state .Did fayose die after such great lies against him .PDP is only democratic party in Nigeria


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