PDP Sympathises with Edo People Over APC Lingering Crisis
The leadership of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Edo State Chapter, says they are worried about the plights of citizen, following the emergance of various factions in the Ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, ahead of it purported Rally on Friday.
In a press statement issued by its State Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, noted that, In the last 24 to 48 hours, Edo people have been inundated with threats and counter threats from at least three factions that exists in the Ruling party.
Nehikhare, who condemned what he claimed as grandstanding of various factions of the party, warned against heating up polity, in the state.
While allaying fears over the build up tensions, he urged that, a proper and effective security arrangements be put in place to checkmate the impending political crisis in the state.
He said, “We condemn the grandstanding of the Various factions of the APC in regards to the factional rally scheduled for Friday the 13th.
Edo state which hitherto was a peaceful and tolerant state is being threatened to be turned to “Kabul”… the capital of war torn Afghanistan!
“We hereby call on the police and other security agencies to be at alert as the build up tensions by the disgruntled factions in Edo APC can only deliver sorrow, tears and blood”.
“We advice that, a proper and effective security arrangement is put in place to checkmate these “tatatata political” misfits”.
Continuing, he said; “Their intolerance has led to the non-representation of up to 14 constituencies in the state house of assembly since its proclamation, the attacks and maiming on their own members in Owan, Estako Central and Ovia North-East local government areas in Edo state.
“They are now upping the ante by boasting and accusing each other of importing thugs from Kogi State. We are all aware of the antecedents of Kogi APC thugs.
“There is however, light at the end of the tunnel”.
Edo people will have a chance to vote and chase these crazy bald heads out of the town in a few months. They are encouraged to stay calm and focused” he stated.
The purported factional APC Rally will hold-off on Friday in Benin City with Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu leading other decamped PDP members to the Ruling All Progressive Congress Party.