EXCLUSIVE: IGP ABUBAKAR DEPLOYS CP UMAR, DCP KYARI, DCP KOLO AND ACP SHEM TO RIG EDO FOR OSHIOMOLE, IZE-IYAMU
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Abubakar, has deployed Commissioner of Policr GB Umar, Deputy Commissioner Yusuf Kolo, Deputy Commissioner Abba Kyari and Assistant Commissioner Evans Shem, to Edo state for the governorship election that will hold on Saturday but without any specific official responsibility.
A reliable source at the police force headquarters who is privy to the deployment of the officers, confirmed that their deployment to Edo state was at the behest of Adams Oshiomole, the former APC national chairman that was disgraced out of office in July.
Adams Oshiomole, also a former governor of Edo state, has been jittery of Governor Godwin Obaseki and his sterling performance since both men fell out in 2019 due to obnoxious demands by the former APC national chairman.
In June 2020, the Oshiomole, knowing that he couldn’t stop the governor from securing a second term, manipulated a Committee of APC to disqualify Governor Obaseki participating at the party’s primary. He was however shocked when the Governor, alongside majority members of APC abandoned the party for the Peoples Democratic Party. A few weeks after the move, Governor Obaseki was adopted unanimously as the gubernatorial candidate of PDP; which was greeted by wild jubilation across the state.
Oshiomole, who is backing the unpopular candidacy of Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a controversial pastor that was rusticated from the University of Benin several years ago, vowed to employ every shenanigans to distract and frustrate Governor Obaseki and stop him from getting a second term.
Our source informed us that in order to achieve his sinister desire, the former APC national chairman coopted IGP Adamu to sanction the deployment of the 4 senior police officers to help him manipulate the election and subvert the will of the electorates against Governor Godwin Obaseki.