Chairman of Edo State Economic Team and All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condemned what he called the negative dimension in which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state was conducting its campaign.
Obaseki, who took a swipe at the PDP, accused the party of playing politics of sentiments, condemnation and violence by inciting youth and the general public against the governor and his party ahead of the forth- coming election.
He describe the hate campaigns as undesirable saying that they should be stopped, noting that hate campaigns had led to the death of many in the Rivers State re-run elections.
He said: “Hate speeches are a violation of human rights. It was unreasonable for PDP to expect Governor Adams Oshiomhole to do in eight years, what PDP in this democratic dispensation could not achieve in more than 15 years.”
Obaseki in a statement by his media aide, Mr Benjamin Atu, after a courtesy visit by Fugar Youths Forum, Abuja chapter, led by its President, Mr Oguma Clement, condemned the wave of hate campaign against the governor.
He said: “It was reckless for the PDP to link the rowdy session in the state House of Assembly with mismanagement of the state resources and abandonment of governance by the governor. The executive and the legislature are collaborating to move the state forward. No misunderstanding whatsoever exists between both organs of government.
“As a state, we have a sacred duty to free our state from rivalry and division. Our collective effort for a better state will continue to bind us as one. Our democracy so far in Edo State has been one where every citizen has been given his pride of place. We must at this time avoid politics of bitterness and hatred. Politics should not be viewed as a personality struggle but a struggle for the overall development and betterment of our dear state.
“Political parties should campaign with their previous performance and those who have failed to perform during their tenure should come for a refresher course under Governor Oshiomhole.”