- A former PDP chairman in Rivers state, Felix Obuah, has urged people of Edo state to forgive Oshiomhole
- APC's candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was defeated on Saturday, September 19, by the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, at the poll
- Obuah said that expelling Oshiomhole from APC may signal his political end in the state
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Following the humiliating defeat suffered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the governorship election held in Edo state on Saturday, September 19, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, Felix Obuah, has begged the party to forgive Adams Oshiomhole.
Legit.ng reports that some party members had threatened to expel Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past national chairman of the APC, from the party over the outcome of the election.
In his reaction, Obuah pleaded with the APC in Edo to forgive and rescind plans to expel Oshiomhole from the party.
Obuah made the plea in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Jerry Needam, on Wednesday, September 23, in Port Harcourt.
He said the call became necessary as the clamour for Oshiomhole's expulsion gathers momentum.
The statement read:
“As true and evident as it has shown that the APC lost the Edo governorship election, largely because of Oshiomhole’s intransigence and arrogance, expelling him at this material time could only translate to political end for the already beleaguered Edo-born politician.
“As an elder statesman and core politician, I can discern the degree of regret and remorse that goes on in Oshiomhole’s mind and he should, therefore, be forgiven."
Obuah also said that as a state PDP stalwart and elder statesman who understood the intricacies of party politics, losing the national chairmanship of the APC in a manner he did, and also losing the arguable position of ‘father of Edo politics’, is more than enough punishment for Oshiomhole.
“I’m indeed sorry for the Edo APC supporters on the account that the state had suffered in the hands of Oshiomhole both as Edo state governor and as the national chairman of the party.
“Nonetheless, I beseech you to forgive him but if contrary to my plea, you are still bent on discarding him, I think the PDP will definitely not accept him into our more responsible and united party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Obaseki said he would show no clemency on his former mentor and godfather Oshiomhole if he continued to "unleash his lions."
It was reported that Obaseki said he would not chase Oshiomhole out of the state as the former governor had threatened him.
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