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GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has threatened to go to court and challenge any authority which seeks to infringe on his fundamental human rights if his right to movement from one place to another within the country is violated again.

Speaking on Thursday when the management of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, Benin Airport branch, paid him a visit to apologise over the recent incident at the Benin Airport, where his chartered helicopter was stopped from flying, the governor, who said he had direct contact with President Goodluck Jonathan following the incident, said: “I’m convinced that he (President) didn’t give those orders that I should be stopped.”

He added:   “The next time I’m so interrupted, I will not fail to go to court and challenge the infringement on my fundamental right to movement. We need to strengthen our democracy. We need to breathe air to our multi-party democracy.”

He advised the airport authorities to shun partisan politics and insist on professionalism, saying, “it will be a sad day if the management of a sensitive institution that has to do with air safety joins the club of politicians and political actors.”

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