- A chieftain of PDP in Edo state, Charles Idahosa, has lambasted Oshiomhole over his comments on Governor Obaseki
- Oshiomhole had accused Obaseki of being too desperate to retain his seat
- Idahosa, however, said that Obaseki would spring a surprise at the poll
Ahead of the incoming governorship[ election in Edo state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over campaigns and rallies in Edo state.
The Nation reports that Adams Oshiomhole had said in Benin, the state capital, that Governor Godwin Obaseki, was desperate and lacked principle.
Legit.ng gathered that he said unlike him who stayed on in the party despite losing the position of chairman, the governor defected to the PDP after losing the APC ticket.
Oshiomhole said Obaseki should pack and go, adding that his second term ambition will crumble in the PDP.
In his reaction, a former commissioner for information and PDP chieftain, Charles Idahosa, said Oshiomhole was insensitive, judging by his decision to hold the rally at a time the state was mourning the death of a former speaker of the House of Assembly, Zakawanu Garuba.
He said what was important at the time of the rally was the fate of the wife and relatives of the former speaker, who were also kidnapped while on their away to the funeral, and not a rally.
Idahosa said: “Oshiomhole sneaked into Edo state. I never believed that after the humiliation Oshiomhole has gone through, he will still come back to Benin to arrange motorcycles, taxi drivers for a rally while his people in his constituency were mourning the sudden death of the former speaker.
“He went to Abuja to represent us as national chairman for four years, but he could only do two years and two days before he was booted out of office. I feel so embarrassed with what he is doing.”
Idahosa said contrary to Oshiomhole’s projections, Obaseki will spring a surprise at the poll.
He added: “Everywhere is calm. We are just waiting for September 19 so that the people of Edo can go and vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki. It is a fait accompli.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that one of Governor Obaseki's powerful ally, Peter Esele, said that he would never follow his friend to the PDP.
It was reported that Esele said that his resolve to remain in APC was influenced by a desire to achieve common interest for the party, despite lending support to the governor in his time of crisis.
Esele pointed out that he would remain in the ruling party in spite of the fact that Obaseki has chosen his own political path in the bid to retain the governorship seat.
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