Governor Adams Oshiomhole has debunked reports that he has signed a death warrants of two more prisoners on death row in the state.
In statement released by the governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhiria, said; “The attention of the Government of Edo State has been drawn to a news item on the scroll bar of the 7:00pm Prime News of Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013, of the Nigerian television Authority (NTA), Benin Network Centre to the effect that the state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has signed the death warrants of two more prisoners on death row in the state.”
“We wish to inform the general public that the Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole did not sign such death warrants and that the news item is false in its entirety.”
“We advise the general public to ignore the said news item as it a figment of the imagination of the authors intended to cause disaffection against the Governor and Government of Edo State.”
Adding further he said; “however, we wish to state that the Governor will not shy away from carrying his Constitutional duties when the need arises. We advise media practitioners to always take steps to verify information from the Media Unit of the Governor’s Office when in doubt.”