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Oshiomhole under attack after he lied against Peter Obi (Video)



Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has lambasted, Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after he said Obi could not fix insecurity in Anambra while he was governor..

Oshiomhole spoke on Sunday at the progressive young leaders summit organised by the APC, in Abuja.

Obi, in a recent interview on CNN, had said Nigeria is on the verge of collapse, and that if elected, he would address insecurity and challenges affecting the economy.

However, Oshiomhole said Obi cannot convince Nigerians that he will address the country’s security challenges because he did not do that as governor of Anambra.

“For those of you who are social media warriors, there are issues here that you need to speak to. Go to Google and look at the first six months of governor Obiano’s administration in Anambra state,” he said.

“What you will find on YouTube is governor Obiano using bulldozers to demolish the houses of kidnappers and those who were involved in what they called Bakassi boys or even girls.

“Who was the governor when Bakassi developed in Anambra and who solved the problem? So, if a man couldn’t fix a security challenge in his own state which requires courage, how can he convince that he would fix the security challenges all over Nigeria?

“Don’t take it from me. Go to YouTube and find out about the first six months of governor Obiano and find out who was his predecessor.

“If the [predecessor] had solved the problem, will Obiano be using bulldozers to demolish people’s houses — houses of kidnappers and Bakassi boys?

“So, when they say ‘I will fix Nigeria’, did you fix your state?”

Obi handed over to Obiano as governor of Anambra state in March 2014.

Meanwhile, the ‘Bakassi Boys’ was a vigilante group that was later accused of extrajudicial killings in the south-east.

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FACT CHECK by shows that Bakassi boys was founded in 1998 in Aba, Abia State not Anambra, and this was before Peter Obi even became the governor of the state.

On the second point raised about demolition of houses, facts showed that Oshiomhole still lied as Peter Obi started the demolition of houses owned by kidnappers and other criminals in the state.

The Bakassi Boys are a group of Nigerian youth vigilantes in the south-eastern region of Nigeria. Activities of the vigilante group includes fighting against robberies, ritual killings, kidnapping, as can be observed in the case of the charismatic Eddy Nawgu, an alleged prophet and occultist whom they killed and beheaded.

The Bakassi Boys are usually armed with machetes and guns and an array of black magic artifacts and Juju worn around their body. They operate in the Igbo area of Nigeria and have been accused of extrajudicial killings of suspected petty thieves, armed robbers, ritual killers, murderers, corrupt persons, and generally anyone they considered evil.

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They originally enjoyed the support of the governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. He sensed the effectiveness of the group in combating the crimes in Aba and environs. However, as the crime rate was going down in Aba, other eastern Igbo cities were not so lucky, and the crime rate in places like Onitsha was still rising. The Boys then were invited to other major cities, like Onitsha and Owerri, to rid them of criminals.

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