National chairman of the APC, Oshiomhole, has, therefore, called on members of the party in the state to remain calm.
He made the appeal while addressing party members, especially his supporters who escorted him to his house on Thursday.
His appeal followed what happened at the airport where youths suspected to be members of the party loyal to the governor barricaded the airport road and set bonfire on the road.
“I know you are hurt with what we are passing through here but I want to plead with you: don’t be provoked. Any reasonable party leader will be happy to welcome people from another party into his party, particularly when those coming were people who fought us in the last election.
“And when you look at the margin then, it was like 50,000. So we are in Benin to welcome them but you could see how their thugs are unleashing mayhem on people.
“But I want to tell you, APC is our house and we will not destroy it neither are we going to allow anybody to destroy it. We don’t want any one to be killed so please don’t fight back. Those who know me know that I am not a coward, I am not afraid of a fight. But I will not and I urge you to remain calm.
“We are getting conflicting report now… But even if they said we cannot hold it, please don’t fight anybody. I will meet them and find out when it will hold. But the rally will still hold some day. We have the right of association. This is not the first time we are seeing situations like this, but I can assure you it will not last forever,” he said.Read Full Story