22nd February, 2020
There is heavy security beef-up at the Benin Airport as the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole arrives Edo State.
There are fears that Oshiomhole will be attacked by irate youths at the airport which informed the heavy presence of security personnel.
At the Airport entrance gate, there are soldiers and two police vehicles while others comprising officials of the Department of State Security, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were stationed at various points of the Airport.
An armoured personnel carrier was also seen at the airport parking lot.
It was gathered that the heavy mobilisation of security personnel was to forestall any attempt to boo Oshiomhole or prevent him from leaving the airport, the Nation reports on Saturday.
It was further gathered that Dr. Pius Odubu, General Charles Airhiavbere, Samson Osagie and APC chieftains loyal to Oshiomhole were at the airport to receive him.
Some youths were also seen in clusters at the airport. The youths were heard chanting anti-Oshiomhole songs.
A security source said some APC chieftains have raised alarm of an attack on Oshiomhole and his entourage from Abuja.
Oshiomhole has been in running battle with the incumbent governor, Godwin Obasaki in the build up to the 2020 governorship election.
The messy war between the duo had been on since last year over unreconciled differences. Obaseki has ordered that Oshiomhole should be arrested whenever he arrived Edo State.