Ex Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Hon Samson Osagie has come out to say that the leadership period of Governor Obaseki in APC was a very rough and tough journey.
He recently revealed that his failure to deliver on his promise for the state was what prompted his defection to PDP.
According to Samson, he prays someone like Obaseki is never elected to rule in Edo State again and he still sees APC holding on to power by November.
He added that APC rightly rejected Obaseki and he immediately carried his troubles to PDP.
His words, “We have been through thick and thin, we have been through a lot of troubles. Through his election to the post of governor of Edo State and through his administration, it has been a tough rough journey for the party as a whole and we pray and hope we will never experience the kind of torture we went through him.”
“I strongly believe that APC will hold on to power by November this year. This four months is a period of grace we have given to PDP to celebrate and taste government. That seat is for the APC.
“APC practically rejected Obaseki, you can see what is happening now, he joined the PDP last week and today there is a court order against him by a member of the party restraining him from contesting. He carried his troubles to PDP.
“He is not qualified to participate in that exercise. Ogbeide-Ihama is exercising his legitimate right.
“How can Obaseki be qualified to run for PDP primaries when he joined the party last week, the sale of forms had been concluded, including screening of aspirants.I am not a PDP man ,let them test their constitution”
On Ize Iyamu, “It (primary) is one process that was quite peaceful with the police and security agencies exhibiting uncommon professionalism in ensuring the peaceful conduct of that primary election.
“Now the party has a candidate in the person of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, with the very kind cooperation of other aspirants. This is one occasion where a party candidate emerges without rancour.”
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