Tuesday 26th September, 2017
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Why Edo PDP can't work with Gov Obaseki, by Dan Orbih

Why Edo PDP can't work with Gov Obaseki, by Dan Orbih

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has rejected the call by Governor Godwin Obaseki for opposition political parties to join his administration to build and develop the state.

The party said that its stand that Governor Obaseki is not the right person to govern the state has not changed.

Governor Obaseki at a me­dia briefing had ruled out of­fering political appointment to members of opposition po­litical parties but said he was ready to work with them to de­velop the state.

Obaseki said he was ready to give them the opportunity to build and develop the state and make it the economic hub of the nation.

But State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, who was reacting to Governor Obaseki’s comments said the PDP still has a case in court challenging the qualifications of Godwin Obaseki to contest the election.

Chief Orbih stated that the PDP achieved a lot for the peo­ple during the tenure of Adams Oshiomhole and assured that the party would not relent to be the voice of the people.

“That matter was a pre-elec­tion matter. As at the time of the election, APC did not have a qualified candidate for the election.

“We still believe that Obaseki is not the fit and proper person to occupy that office. We are not in any way interested in his appointment.

“We are interested in the ap­pointment from God and not from Godwin Obaseki. We don’t believe in Obaseki and whatever he has to offer.”

“We are a political party. We have achieved so much for the people of this state without a lot of people realizing it. If not for the PDP, Adams would have done enough damage before he left office. We are not going to relent. We will continue to be the voice of the people and ad­vance the course of our party.”