Edo PDP Leaders Divided Over Challenging Oshiomhole At Tribunal

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Former Minister of Defense and a Peoples Democratic Party stalwart in Edo State, Retired Major General Godwin Abbe, has called on his party to rescind it decision to challenge the victory of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole at the Edo State Election Tribunal.

The party had on Friday filed papers at the Election tribunal in Benin challenging the victory of Governor Adams Oshiomhole in the just concluded 2012 governorship election.

Abbe who spoke from far away United State, of America in a telephone in a live programme on Independent Television ( ITV), said the decision was uncalled for? describing the election as the freest and fairest to be conducted.

The former minister of Interior also advised his party and his brother, General, Charles Airhiavbere to work with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in providing the basic dividends of democracy for the people of Edo State .

He therefore, advised his party candidate, Airhiavbere to join hands with the progressives and start to work towards 2016.

“Hello ITV, I am calling from United States of America ; where I have gone for a medical check up. And I was told that my party had gone to court to challenge the governorship election. You see, I just want to advise that my brother Charles Airhiavbere should join hands with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to build our state, while I also advise him to start working towards 2016.

“Well, as I said, if anybody advises my party and Charles about the petition to tribunal, I see it as uncalled for, because the election has been adjourned the fairest and freest in recent time in this country.

In similar vain, the member representing Orhiomwon II constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Patrick Aisowieren has also advised the PDP candidate to join hands with the Action Congress of Nigeria and Oshiomhole in building a new state.

Aisowieren who was reacting to the petition filed by the PDP and its candidate, said that the whole exercise will end in futility.


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