Presidential polls: PDP mocks Oshiomhole for losing his state
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday mocked the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for failing to deliver his home state, Edo, to his party in last Saturday’s presidential election.
The candidate of the main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, pipped President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.
In a response to Oshiomhole’s remark during a press conference in Abuja where he claimed that Atiku lost the election because he was not electable, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbodiyan, said the party boss was not someone his party could be proud of given the way he had run the ruling party.
He said neither Nigerians, not the opposition party took the APC’s boss or his utterances seriously.
The party spokesman said during a press conference: “It is not the factional chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhile to tell Nigerians who is electable or not.
“He told the whole world that he will deliver 100 per cent vote for president Muhammad Buhari in his ward. What did that tell you? That is pure rigging because there is nowhere in the whole world that everybody will be in one political party. It showed manifestly how much rigging Oshiomhoe is capable of.
“Is it not strange that a sitting national chairman, it doesn’t matter whether he is a factional chairman or not, that cannot deliver his state for his party, in spite of the fact that he has a sitting governor. Will it not bother him? That is a question that should bother his mind.
“If truly the APC is a political party, that should bother them that they have a national chairman who woefully failed to deliver his State to his party.
“I don’t think anybody takes Adams Oshiomhel serious in this country going by the manner he conducted primaries in his party, the internal democracy in his party, going by the manner his presidential candidate was pelted in Ogun State with stones and water.
“He will go down in history as a respected national chairman who conducted the affairs of his party very well. It is rather unfortunate.
“In the People’s Democratic Party we do not take the factional chairman of APC or even his utterances serious in any manner.
“It is manifestly clear to Nigerians what happened on February 23. The mood of the nation since the announcement of that result by Manhood Yakubu (INEC boss) as to the wishes of Nigerians. The wish of Nigerians was to get Atiku Abubakar elected. And now that they have used the instrument of power to rig us out, we will take the matter to the next level but not Buhari’s ‘next level.”