- According to the PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo stood his ground and refused to obey the APC's cabal
- The PDP said that this is why Bola Asiwaju Tinubu is angry with Governor Obaseki
- The party went on to allege that the APC had a hand in the attempt to seize the state house of Assembly
The Peoples Democratic Party has given its opinion as to why the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Asiwaju Tinibu, is angry with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo.
According to a statement by the PDP's national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, published on Saturday, August 8, the APC leader is at odds with Obaseki because he refused to follow the orders of the cabal in the ruling party, Daily Trust reports.
Ologbondiyan alleged that Tinubu's anger proves that some power blocks in the APC had a hand in the attempt to seize the Edo state House of Assembly recently.
Supporting to the PDP's spokesman's position, Chief Dan Orbih, the chairman of the party's campaign council in Edo called on Tinubu to allow the electorate in the state to choose their leader in the coming gubernatorial poll.
Orbih said: “Tinubu should leave governor Obaseki alone because he is not a dictator like him.
“It doesn’t make sense for him to sit in Lagos and draw up impeachable offences for the elected governor of Edo state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki was reported to have stormed the state House of Assembly building hours after some policemen took over the complex on Thursday, August 6.
Obaseki came to the scene alongside the state's deputy governor, Philip Shaibu, and a lot of supporters.
The presence of Obaseki and Shaibu at the premises was to show solidarity with other lawmakers.
The PDP in Edo had reacted to the heavy police presence at the state House of Assembly on Thursday, August 6.
The opposition party, on its verified Twitter page, claimed that the taking over of the complex was the work of the APC. According to the PDP, this is happening in reaction to the growing popularity of Obaseki.
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