EDO State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has cast doubt over the participation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 10 governorship election in the state, remarking that the party has “one body and several heads.”
The governor, who spoke with journalists shortly after the conclusion of the gubernatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin, Sunday morning, said he was not bothered about the erstwhile ruling party as he was sure that Edo people would not forget the crimes of PDP, at least in the next 20 years.
He said: “There is no PDP. Which of the factions? You have one body and several heads.
“Even when they were potent, we defeated them. There is no PDP as far as we are concerned. There are other parties in the state; PDP will not be an issue.
“Even young boys, when you ask them who is responsible for this bad road? They will say PDP.
“Who is responsible for this good road, they will say APC. Who built this school? APC. We have no fear at all. We will even do better in the election.”
Reflecting on the conduct of the APC primaries, Governor Oshiomhole said it was clear that the primaries met acceptable standard and that he was proud of the exercise.
“There is no question that the process was free and fair. People behaved very responsibly and delegates conducted themselves very well. I don’t think a primary (election) could have been better than that.”
On the allegation that Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of delegates were purchased before the primaries, he said the fact that no delegate missed accreditation due to inability to produce the PVC proved that the allegation was untrue.
“The main criterion for accreditation was the PVC. Did you see any delegate who could not produce his PVC to vote?” Oshiomhole asked.
He described the Edo APC governorship aspirant, Godwin Obaseki, as the brain box of his government and intelligent person.