Prince Kasaim Afegbua, Edo State former Commissioner for Info and Orientation has lamented that the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, conceded the celebration’s governorship ticket to Godwin Obaseki just because the Governor managed state’s funds to finance the marketing campaign.
Afegbua, a chieftain of the PDP, described the selection of Obaseki as a foul omen.
He stated the PDP allegedly grabbed the incumbent Governor’s trousers by the pocket.
The previous Commissioner’s place was contained in a press release he signed and made obtainable to reporters in Abuja on Sunday towards the backdrop of the PDP’s plot to droop him at his ward.
He stated, “My present place is knowledgeable by numerous components. First, it’s fallacious for a celebration to surreptitiously give up its equipment, privileges, constructions and ‘ideological’ stratosphere to a brand new entrant as if there have been no individuals within the celebration.”
He lamented that the PDP postponed scheduled major elections inside 24 hours and all processes resulting in the occasion had been disrupted simply due to a brand new entrant.
“If the urge was dictated by altruistic intention to characteristic Godwin Obaseki on account of sturdy and result-driven management, or efficiency, one may have understood, however anyplace I turned, the motivation was that Obaseki has state funds to fund the campaigns. Ought to that be a promoting level if really we’re serious-minded opposition?”
The PDP chieftain recalled that solely three months in the past, his celebration lambasted Obaseki’s lacklustre management, scoring him F9 in all of the important sectors of the Edo financial system.
Recall that the APC disqualified Obaseki from taking part within the June 22 major election, alleging inconsistency in his certificates.
And following his disqualification, Obaseki resigned from the ruling celebration.
He later joined the PDP the place he participated within the major election and emerged because the celebration’s sole candidate for the September 2020 governorship election.