By GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
THE Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Senator Odion Ugbesia, weekend, said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, will teach its Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, counterpart in Edo State the politics of its life and run the party out of the state.
Senator Ugbesia stated this at Ubiaja, the administrative headquarters of Esan South-East Local Government Area of the state, during the celebration of his 62nd birthday along with his twin brother, Mr. Akhere Ugbesia, a former member of the Edo State House of Assembly.
While condemning the manipulation of the on-going voters’ registration by certain politicians with a view to scoring political advantages as reported in some areas, he said it was against the law to do so, just as he exempted his party, the PDP, from such act.
According to him, “the PDP has demonstrated that it is a truly democratic party. It has demonstrated that it can and has been adhering to democratic principles and tenets of democracy as enshrined in the constitution.”
“When we conducted the party’s primaries in Edo State, it was a huge success, but look at what the ACN had done. When the PDP conducted its states and national primaries, no gun was fired across the state, but you know the number of casualties that ACN suffered during their primaries. So, it is left for you to tell the people that there is a world of difference between the PDP and ACN.”
“ACN as we speak cannot conclude their primaries, they kill people, they fired shots here and there. All those who contested the Senatorial Senate with me are here with me today, Clifford Ordia called me that he could not come, so we are professionals in this game, we will teach ACN how to play politics. We will run ACN out of this state,” he added.