- Adams Oshiomhole has dared ex-governors of the PDP to walk on the streets to see if they will not be stoned
- The politician made the statement when he featured on a television programme
- Oshiomhole fualted the idea that he could be made irrelevant if the APC fails to win the Edo governorship election
Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has dared ex-governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to walk on the streets to see if they will not be stoned.
According to The Cable, the politician made the statement when he featured as a guest on Channels TV's programme, Politics Today.
He dismissed the suggestion that he could be made irrelevant if the APC fails to win the Edo state governorship election.
Oshiomhole said he gets a positive reaction from the people whenever he walks on the streets of Benin.
He insisted that many ex-governor of the PDP cannot walk freely on the streets without being stoned.
“Now look at when I entered the University of Benin stadium. Look at the reaction of the ordinary people. You must have watched or I will show you the video.
"When I walked down the streets of Benin. How many of PDP former governors, whether in this state or in any other state, can walk freely without people stoning them? He said.
Meanwhile, the PDP has alleged that there is apprehension in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the possible disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu due to unresolved legal issues surrounding his nomination as the party’s governorship candidate in Edo state.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson for the PDP in a statement on Thursday, September 17, claimed that governors on the platform of the APC have abandoned Ize-Iyamu’s campaign over his nomination issues.
Ologbondiyan alleged that the APC governors do not want to be associated with the Ize-Iyamu campaign for fear of being sanctioned for undermining the nation's electoral process.
In other news, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the end of political campaigns in Edo state.
The move is in line with Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which provides 90 days for commencement of campaigns by political parties and end of same 24 hours before polling day.
By this rule, all political parties in the state are expected to halt all campaigns in the state in order not to run foul of the law.
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