By Godwin Udoh
ASABA-Delta state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Kingsley Esiso, has accused the leader and the Government of APC for the declaration of June 12 as political gamin, following the declaration of June 12 as a democracy day replacing May 29 which was formerly observed by Nigerian.
President Mohammadu Buhari after apologizing to the family of acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Late Chief Mko Abiola over the annulment and now declare June 12 as democracy day to replace May 29 has been declear by the former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Esiso said, June 12 which President Buhari has announced and gazetted as democracy day from 2019, I am aligning with the pronouncement, saying he actively participated in the process that led to the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.
Furthermore, he added “I’m for the honour, Mko Abiola deserves the honour. He won the election that was judged as the freest in the history of Nigeria. I do not support the annulment. But what I hate is those who supported the annulment, many of them are today claiming glory and singing praises of Buhari. No party made Abiola, it was Nigerians that made Abiola.”
The Delta State PDP Chairman while disclosing this to newsmen in his office in Asaba, also dismissed the threat issued by Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) “that he vowed to remove PDP from three states, namely Ekiti, Delta and Rivers States if he becomes the National Chairman”.
Oshiomhole, who is gunning for the APC chairmanship and reported to be the favourite of President Muhammadu Buhari, had said that he would concentrate his energy after emerging chairman on claiming Ekiti, Delta and Rivers states but paid much reference to Delta state.
Esiso said, Oshiomohle enjoys talking and trying to paint himself as a saint when he is not one, noting that the people of Delta and PDP are waiting for him to come and seize Delta from PDP and perfect his threats in the 2019 general elections.
He said as far as he is concerned, Delta is a PDP state and the state will remain PDP irrespective of the threat of Oshiomhole, the immediate past governor of Edo state and who has made himself one of the biggest rivals of the PDP in the country.