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Oshiomhole’s Attack On Obaseki Ridiculous, Full Of Deceit – PDP
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Oshiomhole’s Attack On Obaseki Ridiculous, Full Of Deceit – PDP 

The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the apology by Adams Oshiomhole, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to the people of the state over his previous support for Godwin Obaseki, the state governor, is ridiculous.

The PDP’s position was made known by Chris Nehikhare, its Edo State Publicity Secretary, at a press briefing in Benin City, the state capital, on Monday.

Oshiomhole had on Sunday knelt before traditional rulers from the Southern Senatorial District of Edo State, saying he is sorry and regretted supporting the emergence of Obaseki as the state governor in 2016.

But Nehikhare said the actions of Oshiomhole in suddenly berating the same Obaseki who he supported in 2016 and now endorsing Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate, who he previously condemned showed that he is a deceitful leader.

The PDP spokesperson said Oshiomhole’s apology was another ploy to device them, adding that the former APC chairman cannot continue to deceive the electorate as the Edo people are now wiser.

He said: “We also noticed yesterday (Sunday) that the former chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, while apologising to Edo people, knelt for forgiveness. We are not amused and we find it ridiculous that a man who stood on a podium four years ago to condemn his candidate for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State has resurfaced singing his praises.

“But the same man is telling us he made a mistake four years ago. Edo people should ask; can this man be trusted?  Edo people should not take him seriously. In 2008, he talked about ending godfatherism but we all know it was a ruse; as his present-day actions do not suggest what he said then and shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

Governor Obaseki is the PDP candidate and will compete against Ize-Iyamu of the APC and 12 other candidates for the Edo governorship election scheduled for 19 September.

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