Edo LGA Elections: Obaseki’s Ranks Overwhelmed and Broken in Tears By Court Injunction

LR: South-South PDP Leader, Dan Osi Orbih and Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki
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Isaiah Jesuobo

Members of the new PDP were visibly overwhelmed and broken in tears when the news came out this afternoon that their godfather, Obaseki, has again been defeated by the Chief Dan Orbih’s faction in an Abuja Federal High Court over the governor’s alleged illegal attempt to rewrite history by turning democracy in Edo State upside down. The South South PDP Vice Chairman’s faction in the Edo State PDP took to the social media yesterday that they were going to resist Governor Godwin Obaseki in his anti-democratic nuisance where it was alleged he had connived with the compromised immoral State chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, and the state electoral body, EDSIEC, to circumvent the constitution and malign the old section of the PDP from democratically participating in the LGA election across the state.

As a matter of fact, the governor who acted dictatorial by using the instrumentality of the executive-attached hand bagged legislative arm of the supposed independent body to change the electoral law from giving 150 days notice ideally to just 15 days notice for the conduct of the LGA elections. The house, as usual, without the legal composition, changed the law within minutes. As alleged, the governor needed the chairmen and councillors from his APC elements in PDP to swell the numbers of delegates that would be loyal to him for the upcoming House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate elections. And the plot to shut out members of the old PDP from this clandestine scheme was met with stiff resistance by the Chief Dan Orbih led old PDP.

The old PDP members who are seen to be bent on upholding the constitution of the Party got an injunction in an Abuja Federal High Court to stop the government and its agents from conducting the said nefarious LGA elections until the substantive matter is heard.

From all indications, followers of the wannabe godfather of Edo State were crested fallen and some in tears as they got the news of the court injunction, which has put a stop to their illicit arrangement of hand picking candidates to represent PDP rather than allow for level playing ground for all contestants during the primaries, and allowing the opposition, APC, in the state to as well participate in the general election.

At press time, no comment has been heard from the governor, his agents nor from the willing-to-use state chairman, Tony Aziegbemi.

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