By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—Edo State Government has warned the state chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, not to invoke the wrath of the gods of Edoland by continuously perpetrating falsehood against Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
Meantime, Oshiomhole has said that the secret behind what he described as the death of PDP in Edo State, was the ability of his administration to cater to the needs of the people after PDP failed to do so in their 10 years in office, adding, “they are now surviving on Abuja oxygen.”
Oshiomhole, weekend, at Ekpoma, during a campaign rally ahead of Saturday’s local government elections in the state, said that one of the cardinal objectives of his party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, was to bequeath power to a vibrant young generation that would take the destiny of Nigeria into their hands.
Other party leaders, who spoke at the rally were former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, state Chairman of the party, Mr. Thomas Okosun and a host of others.
Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Public Affairs, Prince Kassim Afegbua, in a statement, pointed out that PDP’s reaction after the death of two persons in Etsako Central, which, according to him, was masterminded by PDP, was laughable, noting that rather than go out and campaign ahead of the council elections, PDP chairman “kept concocting lies against the governor.”