535 views | Emmanuel Anthony | November 14, 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party, Edo State chapter on Wednesday mocked the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state describing it as a disorganised party.
Reacting to the gale of suspension rocking the APC in the state, the PDP state chairman, Dan Orbih said it is only in APC that a national chairman, the state chairman and the secretary would be suspended in one day.Orbih addressing journalists in Benin wondered how a disorganised party like APC can rule the state and be expected to restore law and order.
On the allegation that Governor Godwin Obaseki gave PDP, the sum of six billion Naira to enable him to defect to the PDP, Orbih said “Governor Obaseki has no business giving anybody money to join the PDP. If he has N6 billion to join PDP, I will advise him to spend that money to address the problems of the state.”
He added, “We don’t need any money from anybody to join our party. Our party is open to all those who are interested in joining us as member including Governor Obaseki. I know very well that the probles facing his government is that they don’t have a proper party structure. I see APC as a disorganised party in Edo State.
“We have heard that they have suspended the state chairman, Barrister Ojezua and another report said that the new chairman, Col David Imoise was not properly elected. The truth is that you cannot put the state in the hand of people who cannot manage themselves.”
On the exit of Pastor Ize-Iyamu from the party, Orbih said as far as PDP is concerned in Edo State it remains one indivisible family.
“I have with me here, party chairmen from all the eighteen Local Government Areas in the state. No one has been suspended. The exit of anyone can not affect the fortune of PDP in Edo State.
“A few years ago when he (Ize-Iyamu) left APC, he said he was coming home. Now, we also read that he said he was going home when he was reported to have defected to APC. I’m saying that if he has decided to leave, he has not officially informed us that he is leaving for APC.
“PDP is intact in Edo. The departure of one man will not affect our fortune in the state. Within the party all is well. We are aware that the ruling party is in crisis. In Edo PDP, we know how to manage ourselves, no one has been suspended among us, in this gathering,” he said.He condemned the three-year rule of Obaseki in the state. Orbih said that Obaseki’s government has added to the hardship of the people through his various programs.
“I think no one should blame PDP for the woes of the people again in the state because APC has been in charge of the state for almost 12 years now and there has been no improvement in the lives of the people,” he said.