By Lawrence Olaoye
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disclosed that the Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole’s overtures to join the party was rejected on account of his undemocratic tendencies.
The party in a statement by its National publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said “Governor Oshiomhole is also embittered by the acceptance of his followers including his aides, top government functionaries, legislators and influential APC leaders into the popular PDP train while his quest to join was roundly rejected on account of his undemocratic tendencies.”
According to the party, the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Edo state governor are jittery over the soaring popularity of the PDP in the state and have resorted to orchestrating crisis in a spirited move to stop the trend.
The party also accused Oshiomhole of “stirring up the political crisis in Edo state to prevent an official investigation into findings that he has been squandering the state’s resources, including huge levies and taxes to finance his campaign for Vice Presidency instead of settling down to develop the state.”
“Having lost the confidence and support of the people due to his despotic, anti-people and undemocratic tendencies, coupled with his colossal administrative failures, Governor Oshiomhole has resorted to violence and blackmail to intimidate and subdue them in line with the agenda of his party, the APC.
“This frenetic effort to subvert the will of the people is foolhardy and compares to a fabled tale of a man attempting to eclipse the moon with hands. The fact that Edo is home to the PDP has never been in doubt. In fact, what is happening in Edo state is clearly a case of water finding its level”, Metuh said.