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PHOTOS: Edo APC crisis deepens as Oshiomhole’s rally venue set ablaze

Just like a drama in Edo as the crisis between the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole has deepened as Oshiomhole rally venue has been set ablaze by political thugs.

Source gathered that, the venue to be used by Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress for a political rally in Auchi, Estako West local government area has been set ablaze by suspected thugs.

The rally was to receive some defectors into the APC.

Report confirmed that two cars, over 1000 chairs, canopies and the stage were burnt.

A source gathered that the suspected thugs carried out the act at about 2am on Satursday

Sources said shots were fired before the place was set ablaze.

The rally was to hold at a field owned by a private individual.

Factional Chairman of APC in the locality, Alhaji Abubakar Akokhia, said the rally would still hold despite activities of the suspected thugs.

It was learnt that heavy security was being deployed to the area to forestall any attack.

Comrade Oshiomhole was said to have arrived his country home ahead of the rally.

Photos of the scene:

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