Edo guber election result didn’t surprise me – Osunbor
ABUJA—FORMER Governor of Edo State, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor, Wednesday, said the result of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State was not a surprise to him.
Osunbor in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Emma Ehijene, said: “Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in fact lost, the election on February 25, when the party leaders manipulated the primaries that produced the candidate.
“When they fielded a candidate who was relatively new to the politics of Edo State against Oshiomhole, the outcome was predictable. His sponsors knew or ought to have known that PDP will be heavily trounced in the election as it turned out to be.
“Those whose mission at the primaries was to disgrace Osunbor have themselves been disgraced without any exception. They made a costly mistake and should take responsibility for PDP’s woeful performance.
“The result has made it abundantly clear that the leadership of Edo State PDP has failed having lost in all the local government areas and scored 23 percent of the votes. So long as the party remains in the hands of vindictive, unforgiving and self-centred leaders, who endlessly engage in self glorification yet could not win their wards, PDP seems doomed in Edo State.”