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The Presidency has assured Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress is capable of handling the party’s crisis in Edo State.

The Presidency’s remark was issued on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the widely spread political dispute between the National Chairman of the party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, and the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, turned violent on Saturday.

Before the attack on the Governor of Edo State and other dignitaries on Saturday at Oshiomole’s Iyamho residence in Edo State, violence broke out in Ivbaro, in the Owan East Local government area of Edo State as a group of armed youths, alleged to be from the state government, attacked the meeting of the Edo Peoples Movement, which held at the residence of an APC chieftain, Ibrahim Bawa.

Property worth millions of naira were destroyed while several persons left the residence injured.

On Saturday, some rampaging youths had attacked the convoy of Obaseki, shattering the windscreens of some vehicles.

Oshiomhole blamed the state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, for the attack.

After the allegation by Oshiomole, Shaibu denied having any affiliation with the attack.

Recall that the attack had taken place at Oshiomhole’s Iyambo country home when the governor was driving to the national chairman’s house in company with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu; and the Pro-Chancellor of the Edo University, Prof T.O.K. Audu.

The governor and other dignitaries were said to have visited Oshiomhole’s house in order to honour the ex-governor’s invitation to have lunch with him after they had attended the maiden convocation of the university.

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