Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
BARELY 48 hours to the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) election, the state Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jarret Tenebe, has been arrested.
He was allegedly on the orders of the deputy governor of Edo State, Hon Philip Shaibu.
Stonix News gathered that Tenebe was arrested in his Ikabigbo home town, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state over yet-to-be disclosed reasons.
The Edo APC Vice Chairman, who’s a popular mobilizer for the APC, is a strong loyalist of the former state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
He had allegedly, in a recent video, accused the deputy governor of sundry issues.
In a press conference in Benin City on Tuesday, the APC had alleged that the state government was planning to rig March 18 Saturday’s election, using thugs in various disguises.
The state chairman of the party, Col David Imuse (retd), and the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the APC, Ofure Osehobo, both confirmed the arrest.
They, however, said the police were yet to respond to enquiries via the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor.