PDP not dead, Edo PDP replies Ihonvbere
BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN – CONTRARY to the position of Professor Julius Ihonvbere, that the defeat of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded governorship election in Edo State meant the death of the party in the state, the party, yesterday, dismissed the assertion, insisting that it was not only untrue but diabolical on the part of Ihonvbere to say so.
“To put records straight, PDP in Edo State is very vibrant, cohesive and ready to face its challenges especially after the just concluded governorship election in the state that was marred with irregularities. As a national party that can boast of prominent national officers from the state, PDP cannot be said to be dead in the state.
“While we feel Ihonvbere is still suffering from the dilution of the grandeur as a result of the ignoble role he played while in PDP, we expect him to realise fast that as a failed politician, who is always in motion to any political party in power, he stands the least appropriate and fit person to talk ill of a political party that made him all he has to himself today in Nigerian politics,” the party said in a statement by its Assistant State Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Bisi Idaomi
The party said that it was particularly painful when viewed against the background that Ihonvbere was appointed by the same PDP as a presidential adviser to former President Obasanjo on Project Monitoring in 1999.