By Abdulwahab Abdulah
The campaign organisation of Senator Yisa Braimoh, representing the Edo North Senatorial district, has denied recent media reports, that crisis is brewing in Edo North senatorial district over the adoption of a candidate by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the area.
Mr Tunde Oisamoje, the Director-General of the organisation, in a statement, said the party has not adopt any candidate for the Senatorial seat at the 2011 elections, which would create room for crisis or protest by the members of the party.
“There was never a protest, rally or gathering over the adoption of any Senatorial aspirant in Edo North Senatorial District, including Senator Braimoh. The issue of adoption of candidates does not arise, because both the national body of the party and the Edo State chapter of the party under the able leadership of Chief Dan Orbih, had told the aspirants to prepare for the party primaries,” he said.
Oisamoje noted that Senator Yisa Braimoh was not afraid of party primaries because, “he always has Edo North people behind him in every position he aspires for.
For the record, Senator Yisa Braimoh in 2002 won a properly conducted PDP primary for Edo North Senatorial seat but has to be denied the party ticket to enable the incumbent do a second term in office.”
The campaign organization therefore appealed to all PDP aspirants to regard the party primaries as a family affair and avoid blackmail and mud sliding.