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2024: APC Guber Candidate, Okpevbolo Mocks Oshiomhole As Idahosa Returns From Foreign Trip

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SENATOR Adams Oshiomhole has been mocked by Senator Monday Okpevbolo, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for September 21st governorship election, after Dennis Idahosa returned to Nigeria on a trip out of the country without being arrested overseas.

Senator Okpevbolo was heard in a short video clip saying “The incoming Deputy Governor of Edo State has returned back to Nigeria and he was not arrested after touring Europe and America as insinuated”.


It is public knowledge that Senator Adams Oshiomhole once called Dennis Idahosa a fraudster (popularly called Yahoo Yahoo 419) with several cases of fraud hanging around his neck in industrial dimensions outside the shores of Nigeria.

“During the tenure of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as governor his office had received a series of petitions, mostly from outside the shores of this country, alleging that Mr. Idahosa had been engaged in fraudulent activities on an industrial scale. The petitioners purportedly his victims, had alleged that they had been swindled of huge sums of money.

“Disturbed and consistent with his zero tolerance for corruption or any conduct that might tarnish the image of Edo State or bring the country to international odium for that matter, Comrade Oshiomhole had during his tenure, set up a high-level administrative panel to look into the grave allegations discreetly.

“After weeks of forensic investigations, the panel’s findings were startling and mind buggling. It would interest you to know that as Mr. Idahosa became aware that the administrative panel was on the verge of formally requesting him to answer those weighty charges, he quickly defected.

As a matter of fact, last Thursday (January 29), Mr. Idahosa had attended APC Mega Presidential rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium that was well attended in his capacity as Commissioner. Curiously, he dramatically reappeared barely 24 hours later at the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), announcing his defection.

“We do not want to join the speculation that Mr. Idahosa’s defection was designed to pre-empt the report of the administrative panel or his action motivated by an external offer of protection.

“However, in the name of decency and justice and international image of our country, we can only encourage Mr. Idahosa to come out in the open and answer the sundry allegations of 419 leveled against him by comrade Adams Oshiomole and a plethora of allegations sent from outside of the country.

“Otherwise, the long arms of the law, though may be delayed by his new powerful friends, will ultimately prevail,” (The statement issued by the then Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Louis Odion and published by the Nigerian Observer of February 6, 2015 and several other national newspapers)

Recall that Senator Adams Oshiomhole was in support of the candidacy of Dennis Idahosa as against Senator Monday Okpevbolo, alias Akpakomiza until the issue of Idahosa’s fraudulent past, as earlier alleged by Adams Oshiomhole became an obstacle constituting a major impediment to Dennis Idahosa’s governorship ambition.

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