“PDP smarting from political anxiety disorder”
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) may have been smarting from “political anxiety disorder” since the peaceful, free and fair primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which they had waited to benefit from but were soon disappointed, statement endorsed by the Executive Director Media and Public Affairs, Governor’s Office said yesterday.
Besides, this condition is made worse with the recent declaration by its National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff saying the Governorship Primaries in Edo State was illegal and that it was a contraption of an illegal care-taker Committee that arranged the primary while urging members nationwide especially in Edo State to disregard it.
“Just as they are smarting from one thunderbolt, they are suffering another. The PDP thought they would reap from unresolved skirmishes resulting from the delegates elections of the APC but soon discovered that what unites the party is far greater than what divides. This is the disappointment convulsing the PDP and reeling it in political anxiety disorder”.
A statement signed by Mr. John Mayaki said, “all our aspirants are party men who know that it’s hard to oppose your own party’s nominee – in this case – the 2016 Governorship candidate of the APC – especially a well-prepared one at that.
“I want to appreciate those who worsened their insomnia – the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Pius Odubu – deserves great credit for his principled political stand for the party. Himself and other party luminaries who contested the primary election and bought into the result of the election and understand that they need to disappoint those who thought they would take their political careers to the dogs.
“I commend Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor once more – just as Comrade Peter Esele and Chief Blessing Agbomhere. What about Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi and Bar. Kenneth Imansuagbon among others who sent out a strong signal about their genuine resolve to seek inclusion rather than division. They all acted sooner with greater principle on a major moment no one should miss – for the sake of the party”.
“They have moved on”, Mayaki said. “This is in the spirit of equanimity and sportsmanship – this is remarkable and commendable. I believe their actions will advance the values of the party and the government of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, who would needlessly alienate anyone – and the man who is now the face of the party in the state, Mr. Godwin Obaseki – who openly courted them and all they represent.
“These are men who have staked their time, resources and connections for the party that has better ideas for Edo people and the future of Nigerians just as they know how healthy and right for them to look beyond today, into the future – as patriotic and productive citizens.
“Of course, we can see now that the PDP is at a fix – with its National Chairman writing to urge Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to give legitimacy to what happened in Edo PDP governorship primary and that the party would conduct a proper primary in the state.
“Even more irritating more than the PDP itself, is its defenders – people who are professional apologists for the atrocious things that brought this country to her knees, not until it was rescued from them. Today, they want to reap where they have not sown and this is the anxiety causing them political disorder – by September 10, a well-aimed kick in PDP’s rear end would have had a lasting rest”, Mayaki said.