Oshiomhole disowns statement on IBB
The immediate past governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has denied asking former Military President Ibrahim Babagida to apologise to Nigerians ‘for bringing the nation to this present level.’
A media report had quoted him as making such statement and as asking Babangida to make the appology instead of calling for restructuring.
A statement signed by Oshomhole’s Media Assistant, Victor Oshioke, yesterday in Benin, said Oshiomole’s opinion of Babangida was aptly captured in his paid advertorial to mark his 75th birthday on August 17, 2016 in several newspapers.
“His respect for him has neither wavered nor faltered; hence he was quite surprised that such a statement was wrongly credited to him,” the statement said.
Comrade Issa Aremu had represented Oshiomhole as guest speaker at the 5th Triennial Delegate Conference of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PEGASSAN) in Abuja, where he was quoted to have made the comment on Oshomhole’s behalf.
The statement said Oshomhole gave his perspective on the event in a telephone conversation with Aremu and “There was nowhere during the conversation that the name of Gen. Babangida was featured with respect to his comments on restructuring or otherwise.”