By Simon Ebegbulem
BENINâ€”FORMER Deputy Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Fred Omogberai, weekend alleged that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state traded six House of Assembly seats to Action Congress (AC) to oust former Governor Oserhiemen Osunbor from power.
The PDP chieftain, who represented Owan East constituency in the House before he was sacked by the Appeal Court, said that among the six, four had lost their cases so far at the Appeal Court, adding that two would follow in due course.
He said their offence was due to alleged refusal to impeach former Governor Osunbor as allegedly directed by Chief Tony Anenih who was at war then with Professor Osunbor over the soul of the PDP in the state.
He added that due to the problem between the duo, there was a bargain to sacrifice six disloyal PDP House of Assembly members to bring in Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Omogberai, who disclosed this shortly after he declared his intention to run for the Senate in 2011 at Ovbiomu, Owan East local government area, said the six lawmakers incurred the wrath of Chief Anenih and others when he led the six others to resist the impeachment plot against Osunbor.
He declared his support for Governor Oshiomhole.
He added that same forces who wanted Oshiomhole in government to the detriment of the PDP were the same people antagonising him today, asserting that â€œthe PDP, with its lack of internal democracy, lacked the moral justification to oppose Oshiomholeâ€™s governmentâ€.
His words:Â â€œYou said you donâ€™t want Osunbor, the only option is Oshiomhole. Now he is there, you are against him.â€