By Egbadon Okojie, Benin
Chairman of the Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, has stated in clear terms that, the chances of Mr Godwin Obaseki getting automatic ticket, should he decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is very slim.
Chief Dan Orbih, who mocked Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as a party that cannot manage 24 House of Assembly members, also added that, Edo people now know the difference between APC and PDP.
Orbih who said this last weekend, while addressing journalists at the state secretariat of the party, said; “It is clear that Edo people can now see for themselves that a party that cannot manage 24 Members in the state House of Assembly has no business in managing Edo State. He added that; “It is time for Edo people to embrace the PDP so that we can give the people of the state the government they deserve.
“We are hearing that a list of commissioners has been submitted to the House that is made up of nine or 10 members and where majority of the members are yet to take their seats in the House.
”Let APC realize that Edo State is bigger than the membership that constitute the numbers of their political party”.
The Edo PDP chairman also warned the embattled Governor of the State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, not to nurse the ambition of getting preferential treatment for the party’s governorship ticket if he decamps to the party.
Chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, while reacting to the rumours making the rounds that Edo state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, was in talk with the PDP leaders in the south-south and its national secretariat, with the aim of decamping to the opposition party, said, Obaseki, should not nurse the idea of decamping to get an automatic ticket for the governorship race come 2020. He added that; “Even if Obaseki is coming to PDP, with his failure and rejection by his people, he won’t have preferential treatment. I don’t want us to start jumping bridge when we have not reached the river”. He concluded.