By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Aisulimhen Ighodaro, has accused the leadership of the party in the state, led by Chief Dan Orbih, of “chasing shadows” in the state rather than preparing party members for the forthcoming April 20 local government elections.
Chief Ighodaro, who addressed newsmen in Benin, said: “We express our disappointment over the Orbih-led executive because our party is yet to get its act right. It is more worrisome that on the eve of the council elections, Dan Orbih is chasing shadows rather than substance.
“The loss our party suffered in all the elections in the state since 2007 give cause for worry and we expect Orbih and his executive to be in the field, mobilising votes for our great party, rather than carrying advertorials on Oshiomhole’s birthday.
“As party chieftains, we expected that the second coming of Chief Tony Anenih would rekindle the interest of our party in the state, rather what we see is another shadow-boxing, which did not yield any fruit in the past.”