The Zonal Secretary of the PDP in the South-South, Chief Joe Edionwele, has said that the last rally of the PDP in Edo State was a huge success and a demonstration of the strength of the PDP in the state.
Describing the rally as â€œthe mother of all ralliesâ€, Edionwele said that contrary to what detractors of the PDP would have the people to believe, the PDP remained the dominant party in Edo State.
Edionwele stressed that those who feel uncomfortable with the ever rising political profile of the party in Edo State still have many more years of sleepless nights to endure.
â€œI have always stressed that we cannot rest on our oars; we must mend whatever cracks that still remain between us and press ahead until we take full control of the administrative and political leadership of Edo Stateâ€, Edionwele stressed.
Chief Edionwele emphasised the need for all, individually and collectively, to work on issues and projects that would unite the leaders, rather than exert energy on trivial matters that would keep our leaders divided.
â€œChief Anenih and Dr. Ogbemudia are great leaders of the party and political benefits for followers result more from unity, rather than disharmony between themâ€.
It would be recalled that one of the major highlights of the rally was the emergence of Chief Dan Orbih as Chairman of the party, followed by his swearing in.
On this, Chief Edionwele stated that the swearing in was done in the interest of the party and not to spite anyone. According to him, one of the major reasons for the drift from the party is easily traceable to the â€œabsence of a leader required to give our members in the state a sense of directionâ€. â€œ
The emergence of Chief Dan Orbih as Chairman was therefore necessary to fill this void in the organization and operation of the party in Edo state. Fortunately, Chief Dan Orbih is irrevocably committed to internal democracy and he can be trusted to defend the democratic process that led to his own election as Chairman of the party in the stateâ€, Hon. Edionwele noted.
Continuing, he said he was hopeful that a few of those who had decamped to other parties will stage a come back soon because of the assurance that their legitimate political ambition can be met by the Dan Orbi led-administration of the party in the state.