13th August 2023
Edo PDP decampees show of shame and umbrella of falsehood
The Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC sees the hype of a purported defection of 64 leaders of the party to an unnamed faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state, as an umbrella of lies emanating from the failed ruling party in the state.
The Edo APC call on the State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, who are not even PDP members and the rented chairman of the PDP, Dr Anthony Aziegbemhin to be wary of this kind of self-deceit laced with a bogus and unfounded figure of decampees.
Dr Aziegbemhin, a man who can bite the very finger that fed him any day anytime, summed up the reality of this charade when he admitted openly that since 2008, the PDP (both online/escortees and legacy) has been losing Edo North and is bound to do same in 2023. We commend the embattled politician for his honesty.
Ironically, none of the so-called decampee leaders, could have mustered any modicum of support from their bases, as their antecedents tallies with that of the governor as a serial betrayer, and the deputy governor, Mr Shaibu, a prodigal son who regularly and publicly disowns and disgraces his supposed ‘father’
Two of the demampees like Senator Francis Alimikhena and Mr Lucky James, stood out like sore thumbs. The Senator who returns to his vomit in his desperation to return to the Senate, knowing fully well that the position is neither his birthright nor his inheritance; and Mr James, a political trader, whose greed and insatiable appetite for relevance is public knowledge.
In conclusion, we liken the ‘Edo PDP’ and their new members as figurative jesters, typical of a drowning political party that has lived its life solely on betrayals, falsehood, fraud and propaganda. We wish them failure in their endeavors.
Edo must move forward.
Victor Ofure Osehobo,
Assistant State Publicity Secretary,
APC, Edo State.