How Jonathan threatened to cage me – Oshiomole reveals


Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan threatened to cage him after May 29 for declaring his support for the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last general elections.

Oshiomhole, while speaking at a meeting with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, Jan. 14, revealed that Jonathan threatened to cage him after the last general elections, which luckily for him did not go in favour of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He said: “The former President, Goodluck Jonathan told our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun to inform me that after the election, he will put me, Adams, the son of Oshiomhole in a hole and I told Chief Oyegun to inform him to dig that hole very deep because although I am short, in the course of pushing me into the hole, nobody knows who will get there first.

“Since he is taller than me, he needs to dig the hole deep enough so that either of us can get in. In the end, he is inside the hole and I am busy putting dust into that hole”.

Oshiomhole continued, “In this hall, around this time last year, we held a meeting to share information about what was going on in various local governments and the specific challenges in each of those local government in order to fashion out appropriate response.

“Some of the statements that we shared in those meetings included threats that by June, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole would have been impeached because PDP would write results whether we liked it or not. They would overrun the House of Assembly and once the House is proclaimed in June, before the end of June, Comrade would be banished to his house in the village and from there to prison.

“Those who made those threats, who supervised those processes, even now in their early 90s are writing letters to explain how they shared money meant for defence. Every evil weapon they fashioned against me did not prosper and even the ones they are fashioning now will not prosper.”

He recalled how the APC languished in obscurity while the PDP called the shot, both at states and federal level.

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“When we came in about 7 years ago, my party had no control even of one ward. We had no control of one local government, but today, we control wards, local, state and by the special grace of God, federal. Things have changed. The one who tamed a lionwith bare hands, now with automatic weapons, no antelope can dare us in our own forest.”

Oshiomhole had continually criticised the Goodluck Jonathan and particularly the former minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for aiding the her boss and other officials of the government to misappropriate funds.

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