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The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Osi Orbih, has said the recent statement by the Edo State government that Chief Tony Anenih was quizzed by the Edo State Commissioner of Police, was a diversionary tactic by Governor Adams Oshiomhole to mask his non-performance in the state.

The state government issued a press statement recently commending the Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Kachi Udeoji, for inviting Chief Anenih for questioning over security breach in the state.

Reacting to the statement in an interview with Daily Sun in Abuja, the former Board chairman of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), said: 'I want to state abundantly clear that there was never a time Chief Tony Anenih was invited by the Edo State Commissioner of Police.

'The story they are parading, is a figment of their evil imagination. Chief Anenih is bigger than that. I want to state clearly that Chief Tony Anenih was in Edo State at the weekend, to attend the requiem mass and outing service of Dr Egharevba, a long time political supporter and associate. In the course of his visit to Benin, he interacted with the state Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, the Honourable Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Zakawanu Garuba and several other leaders and members of the PDP in Edo State. He also visited many close associates and friends and he had since returned safely to Abuja.

'The PDP had stated that the planting of bombs in government buildings and institutions was something that the police should swing into action and ask more questions from the people who had witnessed these bombs.

'Like I stated earlier, bombs are not birthday cakes that you put on a table and tell people to come and take pictures. It is disappointing that each time the government draws the attention of the public to these bombs, they are already stating at what level of destruction the bombs can cause without subjecting the bombs to a laboratory analysis by bomb experts. They are telling us what they already know about the bombs they claimed to have discovered. 'I challenge the government to live up to the expectation of the people and stop these diversionary actions,' Chief Orbih stated.

Speaking further, the Oduma of Uzairue kingdom, said, 'the attempt to lay accusation is diversionary and a clear indication that Adams Oshiomhole's government in Edo State has failed.

'Everyday, the people are crying over the wanton destruction of private properties without compensation. This does not overshadow the award of contracts by the Edo State government without formal signing, like the Benin Airport Road, which was signed few days ago after many weeks and months that the contractors moved to the site, destroying the properties of innocent Edo State citizens.