Edo - The PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate in the Edo governorship election, Mr Johnson Abolagba, has dissociated himself from the petition filed by the governorship candidate, Gen. Charles Airhiavbere.
In a statement in Benin on Tuesday, Abolagba disclaimed the report that he was a part of an Edo North PDP leaders’ meeting held on Aug. 12, at Afuze, which officially endorsed the petition.
``My loyalty to the PDP has never been in doubt and I am convinced as a party man that the position of my party is superior to my individual ambition.
``I wish to insist that my decision to accept the result of the election is in strict obedience to the wish of my dear party.
``This decision is as difficult for me as I am sure, it is for all who honestly strive at
the election to enthrone a PDP government in Edo.’’
Airhiavbere, in Benin on Tuesday ,filed a petition at the Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the re-election of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of ACN in the July 14 election.