The former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has called on the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, to prevail on individuals preventing the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, from joining the Peoples Democratic Party.
Frank in a statement released on Monday called on PDP leaders to seize the opportunity of having the Edo State Governor in their party if they want to take over the state during the governorship election.
The former APC deputy spokesperson added that if PDP rejects Obaseki, other political parties are waiting to receive him.
“If PDP is not careful embracing Obaseki now, the party may eventually lose the governorship election.”
He added that the governors’ forum under APC has failed to protect their colleagues, he called on PDP governors, especially from the South-South to act.
He noted that Wike’s intervention will go a long way in resolving the Edo PDP crisis.
Frank said though some leaders in the state chapter may consider the move as injurious, accepting Obaseki “will later turn out to be in their best decisions”.
He charged the Rivers State governor and others in the party “to rally round Obaseki and provide a soft landing for him”.
Frank also advised Obaseki to reach out more and give assurance of peace, togetherness and understanding to the warring members of PDP in Edo.
“It is not over for him because the Edo people know the truth and will surely reward him at the poll.”