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Edo election: APC, PDP women engage in war of words

•Mrs Obaseki has seven days to apolgise to Edo women—Igbafe
•Igbafe is a drowning political jobber—Mrs Amadasun


All Progressives Congress, APC women in Edo state have engaged in a war of words with their Peoples Democratic Party counterparts over an attack on the wife of the APC governorship candidate, Mrs Betsy Obaseki.

Edo women
Edo women

Mrs Obaseki had in an interview granted Saturday Vanguard two weeks ago argued that it was bad governance by the past PDP government in Edo state that forced Edo girls to seek greener pastures abroad and assured that the trend will be reversed when her husband wins the governorship race.

Some women leaders of the PDP in the state, led by Mrs Evelyn Igbafe however misconstrued the interview accusing Mrs Obaseki of referring to Edo women as prostitutes and vowed that she would never become the first lady of Edo state.

Mrs Igbafe then went on to issue a seven day ultimatum to Mrs Obaseki to apologise to Edo women or there will be massive protest on the streets against her.

But APC women led by the Woman Leader of the party in the state, Dr Mrs Aisosa Amadasun, in her immediate reaction described Mrs Evelyn Igbafe-Omokhodion of the PDP as a political jobber who cannot be taken serious in the politics of the state.

According to her, “one can only apologise for what he or she did but in this case Mrs Obaseki never did anything wrong because she never in that interview described our women as prostitutes as being labelled by Igbafe and her cohorts.

What Mrs Obaseki said in that interview was that the failed PDP governments in the state forced our girls abroad and she stressed it that since the coming of Oshiomhole who now provided the infrastructure needed for our girls to be busy here, the situation has changed today.

There was no where she referred to Edo women as prostitutes. And what Mrs Obaseki said was the true situation that the PDP administration, due to bad governance forced Edo women into prostitution in Europe. Igbafe in the past six years has decamped three times, from PDP to APC, from APC back to PDP, she came back to APC and has gone back to PDP.

Our joy as APC women is that any party she belongs to does not win election. Even when she came back to APC the second time that was why APC women rose up and asked her to go back to where she came from and we are happy she has gone back to PDP.

We are happy she has gone back to the losing party which is PDP. Edo women are too smart to believe the lies she is trying to tell the people. She claimed she is a woman leader but she has no single woman with her. And if I may use her words, Ize-Iyamu can never be governor since she said Mrs Obaseki can never be first lady” she stated.


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