Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State, has been lambasted by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for his recent threat to arrest the PDP’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, before the September 10, 2016 gubernatorial election in the state, adding that his comments are indicative of the fact that he is “nervous and unsettled that the PDP’s moving train will uproot the APC from the State.”
In a statement issued on Thursday, July 28, 2016, through its spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the party urged the governor to weigh his utterances in public in deference to his high office as the governor of a state.
The party noted that “when a Governor speaks like a garage boy; he is inviting the public to treat him as one. We call on the EFCC to demonstrate that they are not a lap dog of the APC and its leaders, by distancing itself from the unguided utterances of Governor Oshimhole. They must show clearly that they do not take instructions from the powers that be, otherwise, the entire anti-corruption war will loose all credibility”.
“We have observed in recent times the utterances of the Governor of Edo State during the APC’s gubernatorial campaigns ahead of the September 10, 2016 election in the state and we wish to remind the Governor that he should maintain the sanctity of his office as an executive Governor of the State instead of directing the EFCC of who to arrest or prosecute.” The party Said.
The PDP spokesman noted that Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s statement confirms the believe and the opinion of perceptible Nigerians that the anti-corruption war of the present administration is nothing but a partisan political agenda to intimidate, suppress and silence the PDP.
“Governor Adams Oshiomhole is desperate to hang on to power through his imposed stooge, despite the fact that he has lost the trust and confidence of the people of Edo State.”
“Finally, the PDP call on the All Progressive Congress (APC) Government at both state and federal levels to at least for once play by the rules saying that ‘all the great works done by the PDP’s administrations to ensure the sanctity of the Ballot Box has been virtually destroyed by the APC Administration.
“We are now in the era of inconclusive elections. We will not tolerate any harassment, intimidation, and oppression of our Candidate in the Edo Governorship Election. We will also not allow the APC to destroy this democracy we have laboured for 16 good years to build and sustained.” The party said