Following the popularity of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has been said to be inciting violence in the state.
Oshiomhole’s actions, according to the ruling party, is in a bid for his administration to escape the official investigation which the opposition party claims might open a can of worms. Worms which include: squandering the state’s resources, including huge levies and taxes to finance his campaign for Vice Presidency instead of settling down to develop the state.
The party also made it known how agitation over the high acceptance of the PDP in the state and has made Oshiomhole to use the “pull down” plan to stop the spirited trend.Olisa Metuh,the PDP National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, said Oshiomhole was also embittered by the acceptance of his followers including his aides, top government functionaries, legislators and influential All Progressives Congress leaders into the PDP. In his words… “Having lost the confidence and support of the people due to his despotic, anti-people and undemocratic tendencies, coupled with his colossal administrative failures, Oshiomhole has resorted to violence and blackmail to intimidate and subdue them in line with the agenda of his party,”.
“This frenetic effort to subvert the will of the people is foolhardy and compares to a fabled tale of a man attempting to eclipse the moon with hands. The fact that Edo is home to the PDP has never been in doubt. In fact, what is happening in Edo State is clearly a case of water finding its level.” PDP alleged that the APC and its government in Edo State have since disconnected from the people. “They have refused to be accountable and that is why the people have abandoned them for the PDP where they found a level playing ground to canvass and fully realize their aspirations and yearnings as a people and individuals.” Olisa revealed.
However,The people Democratic Party urged well-meaning Nigerians to hold Oshiomhole and the APC, who could not be reached to comment, responsible in the case of any break down of law and order in the state. It would be recalled that just recently Governor Oshiomhole Cancelled the Proposed Teachers’ Competency Test due to the need to reassure Edo workers that the government has no intention to sack anyone but only has the interest of the future of the state’s educational sector at heart.