A chieftain of Edo South Senatorial District of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday, accused the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of making mockery of proceedings of the ongoing election petition tribunal by seeking to create a drama over a “fictionalised” evasion of service by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governor-elect, Mr Godwin Obaseki.
The APC leader, Mr Oteghe Adams, at a press briefing, accused the candidate of the PDP, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his party for the continuous campaign of denigration and attack on the will of the electorate as expressed on September 28th.
The leadership of the Edo State chapter of the PDP had accused Obaseki of evading court services by going into hiding since the party filed petition at the state election petitions tribunal, challenging the outcome of the September 28 governorship poll.
The PDP also slammed the ruling party for allegedly shutting down its state party secretariat barring security agents and officials of the party from coming to office.
However, according to Adams, “the recent unfortunate drama about the purported ‘evasion’ of court summons created by the PDP was nothing but the figment of the imagination of the party. The PDP tried through Ize-Iyamu and Dan Orbih, to suggest that the APC and the governor-elect were evading the service of court summons.”
“The fabrication of such a bizarre and reckless tale completely exposes the mendacious mind-set of the failed factional PDP governorship candidate in the on-going contrived protestation before the election tribunal. All evidence from local to global independent agencies affirmatively point to a non-violent, free and fair elections by Edo voters on September 28.
“Having woefully lost the diabolical game plan that Ize-Iyamu’s PDP faction scripted for September 28th, the defeated candidate is now using an otherwise sacrosanct proceeding of the election tribunal for shameless theatrics.
“It is disgraceful that the PDP wants to use the floor of the election tribunal as the venue to script longer homilies and write new songs to prolong the certain funeral of a dead party, the PDP. Ultimately, the will of the electorate will prevail as no surreptitious maneuvers will alter the route of progressive continuity so enthusiastically embraced by the electorate on September 28th,” the party chieftain said.