…*Says Challenging Obaseki At Tribunal Waste of Fund
The Restoration Group, a political pressure group in the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday described the just concluded Governorship election in the state as one of the credible, free and fair to be conducted by INEC.
The group while calling for the resignation of the entire state Exco of the party led by Chief Dan Orbih, saying the party was not prepared for the just concluded governorship election in the state.
It called on the national leadership of the party to set up a caretaker committee that will oversee the affairs of the party before the next congress is conducted, the grouped demanded that “the party should prosecute all those who collected money for the election and pocketed it”.
Addressing journalists in Benin City on Monday, the leader of the group and leader of the PDP in Oredo Local Government Area, Mr Uyi Igbinigie, said contrary to the position of the party leadership that the election was rigged in favour of the APC by the INEC, “the election was one of the best conducted so far by INEC and it was free, fair and credible.
“The problem was that before the election because of the financial recklessness of the PDP during the last general election, PDP already had a bad name in Edo. And to add to the injury, the Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who was the PDP candidate was among those who collected N700million for the presidential election.
“And his visit to EFCC on the matter left sore pain in campaigns. The other reason was the attitude of the state Exco led by Chief Orbih. Rather than speaking on what PDP will do during the campaigns, Orbih was busy raining abuses on Oshiomhole who is an outgoing governor and Godwin Obaseki. meanwhile Obaseki was quietly telling Edo people what he will do for them.
“So we should not waste our money going to tribunal, we believe that PDP needs to sit down and re-strategize but that will be after the entire state Exco must have resigned for peace to rain in Edo PDP” he declared.