The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is an “evil party that must never be allowed to return in Edo,” a former Governor of Edo State, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, has said.
Osunbor who is now a member of Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), disclosed this at the party’s governorship campaign rally at Iruekpen, Esan West local government area, where the candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki came to address the people.
He disclosed how some leaders of his former party, the PDP, fought him while he was in office due to his alleged refusal to share the resources meant for the development of the state.
“PDP is not interested in the development of the state rather they enjoy sharing the resources of the state by the party leaders. That is why you see our sons and daughters abandoning the sinking ship to the APC,” he said, adding that this accounts for the reason why prominent sons and daughters of the community, and the state at large, have abandoned the sinking ship of the PDP.
“Evil people have hijacked the PDP. The party is a sinking ship, which is why I have told my people to act like the former President, Obasanjo, by tearing their PDP membership cards. I have told them to join the party that is interested in their welfare and the overall development of the state. PDP have no interest in what becomes of the state and the people, but their pockets.
”This was why they said I was not loyal because I refuse to share the money meant to develop the state while I was the governor. That was why they started fighting me. The PDP, whether at the local, state and federal level, can’t do anything for us, it is only the APC that can make us a proud people through development,” he said.
Addressing the people, the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Obaseki, said having produced great sons and daughters in various sector of the nation’s polity, the people of Edo deserve the best.
He said he was in the best position to govern and offer the people the best, having been part of Oshiomhole’s success story.
He promised not only to continue with the laudable projects of the Adams Oshiomhole-led government, but take it to another level through job creation and human empowerment. #