Many crazy things have occurred in history. Some have started wars; some have simply become those funny tales used for admonishing little children on the salience of wisdom and sound judgement.
Such it is with the case of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who have been losing spectacularly in their bid for the governorship seat of Edo State. In the beginning, they blamed judicial blackmail for their political predicament.
They approached the Edo Election Petition Tribunal with the intent to win, all the while window-shopping for fair-minded judges to try their case.
Last year, at a thanksgiving worship at the Trinity Sanctuary of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Benin City, the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu made a speech concerning his expectation that the judges appointed to try his case would be fair-minded and not those with avaricious intentions.
During this family thanksgiving service, he expressed gratitude to God for a violence-free Edo State election, before, during and in which no life was lost unlike what Nigerians experienced in Bayelsa and Rivers State.
Continuing, he painted the town red with a story of how God told him to “pursue and recover his mandate, which had been stolen from himself and his party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Now, after losing at the tribunal, they said the judges were chefs, who specialized in the frying of bean cakes, fondly called akara. As before, they blamed every of their predicaments on Comrade Adams Oshiomhole after the pounding at the September 28 election.
What do you make of the man whom the Edo tribunal judgement, you know, disfavoured, went ahead allege that the country’s judiciary system was a piper whose tune could be bought and that they were averse to forthright judgement?
This same man has employed such pained and painful causticity in giving the judiciary such a black name that it was clear he meant to hang the whole bench, while ironically claiming he would go and sit before the Appeal Court to contest the tribunal judgement.
Must PDP’s rumblings and never-ending excuses and accusations extend to the judiciary? Why this affront on the hallowed judiciary and lying in God’s name? Maybe after losing at all levels of the judiciary, they will blame the sun, moon, stars and the general firmament.