Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday said he is not afraid of telling the truth about Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the father of a former governor of the state, Lucky.
Oshiomhole vowed to publish activities of the former governor in office.
Lucky Igbinedion ruled Edo State from 1999 to 2007.
Oshiomhole spoke when thousands of women dressed in white attire marched through the streets of Benin City, demanding an apology from Chief Igbinedion to the people of the state.
The women carried placards with inscriptions such as – “Esama leave Oshiomhole alone.” “Chief Igbinedion stop using youths and women to cause trouble,” “Edo people must move forward,” “Oshiomhole, Edo people are proud of you” and “Igbinedion, go and pay Land Use charge.”
Some women who dressed in red attire known as “Ododo” last week protested to the Emotan shrine about Oshiomhole’s invectives on the Esama and his policies.
Monday’s protesters were drawn from the three senatorial districts in the state.
Those who spoke to journalists said Oshiomhole has brought infrastructural development to the riverine areas.
“We have seen your good work. We came to tell you not to be afraid. We heard what people are saying but we are behind you. Nothing will happen to you,” they stated.
Oshiomhole on his part said he would be ashamed to talk in public if two of his children were convicted for corruption and money laundering.