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PDP accuses APC of creating crisis in Edo

07 July 2014, 07:38Augustine Odayande

Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, of instigating violence in the state.

The ruling party said Oshiomhole was stirring up the political crisis in the state to prevent an official investigation into findings that his administration had been squandering the state’s resources, including huge levies and taxes to finance his campaign for Vice Presidency instead of settling down to develop the state.
The party claimed that Oshiomhole was now "jittery" over the soaring popularity of the PDP in the state and had resorted to orchestrating crisis in a spirited move to stop the trend.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said Oshiomhole was also embittered by the acceptance of his followers including his aides, top government functionaries, legislators and influential All Progressives Congress leaders into the PDP.

“Having lost the confidence and support of the people due to his despotic, anti-people and undemocratic tendencies, coupled with his colossal administrative failures, Oshiomhole has resorted to violence and blackmail to intimidate and subdue them in line with the agenda of his party," said PDP.

“This frenetic effort to subvert the will of the people is foolhardy and compares to a fabled tale of a man attempting to eclipse the moon with hands. The fact that Edo is home to the PDP has never been in doubt. In fact, what is happening in Edo State is clearly a case of water finding its level."

PDP alleged that the APC and its government in Edo State have since disconnected from the people.

"They have refused to be accountable and that is why the people have abandoned them for the PDP where they found a level playing ground to canvass and fully realize their aspirations and yearnings as a people and individuals."
The party called on all well-meaning Nigerians to hold Oshiomhole and the APC, who could not be reached to comment, responsible in the case of any break down of law and order in the state.

- CAJ News

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