By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
The 2016 Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has declared that the worst days of the main opposition party is over. He stressed that internal crises rocking the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has strengthened the foundation of PDP and repositioned the PDP to win the 2019 general elections.
Ize-Iyamu spoke at Edo PDP Youth Conference with the theme “Waking Up The Sleeping Giant” held at the Weekend in Benin City. The event was held in line with the sidelines of a successful sit-at-home order by the state Chairman of PDP, Dan Orbih.
Recall that the main opposition party had urged its members and supporters to boycott the state Local Government elections held on Saturday on ground that the Polls did not comply with electoral laws.
According to Ize-Iyamu, “the worst days of PDP is over, it has come and gone. I want to tell you that in the next few days, the worst days will mark the fall of APC February 2019 is around the corner.
“By the trace if God, PDP will win and wins at the Federal, Edo State 2020 governorship election will be a piece of cake,” he said.
On his part, the state Chairman of PDP, Dan Orbih, described the 1.2 million votes promised by the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election if he seeks re-election as a mere wish that cannot be actualized.
“I listened to governor Obaseki promising Buhari 1.2 million votes in Edo State in the next presidential election. Let me use this opportunity to say the statement by Godwin Obaseki is an empty promise. Godwin Obaseki is a man with a very short memory. In the last presidential election where Buhari was the presidential candidate, in Edo State, Edo PDP delivered 56 percent of the votes to Goodluck Jonathan while APC deliver only 45 percent to Buhari and this was under Adams Oshiomhole spending the state funds and they did not defeat us during the Presidential election.
“So, I begin to wonder where Godwin Obaseki is bringing the 1.2 million votes from?” he asked.