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The Edo State Commissioner for Information, Mr Paul Ohonbamu has reacted to General Charles Airhiavbere‘s warnings to the State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
In a recent interview with NAN Airhiavbere warned Obaseki to mind his actions, adding that they will match him “fire for fire”.
Reacting, Ohonbamu described the governor as civilized, human and refined personality.
He said Obaseki hates thuggery, impunity and lawlessness.
The Commissioner said many thugs and those who have lost relevance were only angry because of Obaseki’s measures stopped extortion in the state.
“Because of this, there has been a shift from the old order, where people constituted themselves into informal entrepreneurs of violence, intimidating people and extorting monies from them,” NAN quotes Ohonbamu as saying.
“So the governor stopped them, starting with the community development associations and all others.
“So, because of the innovative measures, people who are now losers both in the political market and economic space are now annoyed.
“As for Obaseki, you know he does not believe in thuggery or that violence should be employed as a primary weapon of interaction.
“There is nobody who is a thug around him. He does not want it. They are not comfortable with him because he has turned the thing around.
“That old system of diminutive accumulation of forcing people or of dominating people by force, he said no; that can no longer be and many of them have been dealt with on that ground.’’ He stated.
Ohonbamu said Obaseki’s plan is to free Edo people from the stronghold of illiterate thugs.
Ohonbamu said that the governor’s policies were geared at liberating the Edo people from the stronghold of illiterate thugs and violence-inclined people.