By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has petitioned the Commander of the 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Benin City, Brig-Gen. Olajide Laleye, complaining of what he described as illegal deployment of soldiers in Owan federal constituency and other parts of Edo North senatorial district by one Lt-Colonel Abiodun Uwadia (rtd), Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, during Saturday’s National Assembly and Presidential elections in Edo State.
The governor threatened to drag the authorities of the Nigerian Army before the International Criminal Court at the Hague following alleged terror unleashed on All Progressives Congress, APC, members and journalists covering the elections in Edo North and Central senatorial districts by soldiers.
Oshiomhole in the petition, said: “Reports reaching me indicated that Lt Col. Uwadia (rtd) had illegally and unconstitutionally deployed not less than three trucks of soldiers to Owan federal constituency who were used to harass and intimidate members of the APC in the federal constituency. As I write, the said retired Lt Col, is also issuing threats and directing the soldiers to shoot at sight any APC member that resists his directives during and after the elections.”