By Ehi Ekhator
The governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has been accused by the people of Edo State for allegely insulting a widow who he said violated the laid down rules.
In a video released on youtube and went viral on the social media, the governor was seen confiscating the widow’s items which was found on the road side.
What sparked public outrage is the utterance made by the state governor to the pleading woman saying “if you are a widow, go and die”
Nigerians have expressed disappointment over such an utterance particularly coming out from a former NLC Chairman now a governor.
As obvious as it seems, the TV channel in Edo State, ITV intentionally edited the scene to suit the public by removing what the public called “unexpected statement for the CLAIMED man of the people”
The incident took place along Mission road and other people affected apart from the widow were people who packed their cars(both private and commercial) blocking the way, CD sellers who placed their speakers to cause obstruction, food vendors, were all moved to the office of the state traffic management agency.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole also sacked five of the officials who were not found on duty during the exercise. It was also discovered that members of the State War Against Indiscipline suddenly appeared .
Edited video from ITV