The former spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Godwin Erhahon, has stated that the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has refused to learn from history.
Erhahon in his statement called on Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, to learn from what happened to Uche Nwosu, the governorship candidate of the Action Alliance in Imo State.
According to him, the ruling of the Supreme Court which sacked Nwosu as the governorship candidate of AA should be a lesson to Obaseki who joined PDP after undergoing screening in APC.
He further stated that the governor has failed to reason having surrounded himself with swindlers who are urging him and his deputy to contest under PDP.
Erhahon in his statement said, “The apex court crafted the judgment so explicitly as if it was meant for the duo of the governor and his deputy to understand what fate awaits them in the state.”
“The Supreme court nullified Uche Nwosu nomination in AA on the account that he had contested for nomination under APC.”
“As if to explain itself further to the outgoing Governor, the Supreme Court elaborated on how the relevant law nullifies the PDP candidacy for their understanding when it elaborated thus:
“The spirit of the law forbids anyone to contest for nomination under two or more parties in the same election or even start the process of being nominated by procuring the nomination form. How does Governor Obaseki hope to escape the last clause?” Erhahon wondered.
Erhahon added that the governor at the moment possesses a counterfeit PDP governorship ticket, explaining that Obaseki obtained the APC nomination form, filled it and returned same, and even attended the party’s screening and was disqualified.
He called on Obaseki and his deputy to stop wasting their time and resources ahead of the governorship election in Edo State.
“So also does it sound a warning to Obaseki’s supporters that they are about burying themselves along with a dead body because they are blinded by temporary pecuniary sentiment.”
“Whoever is being deceived by his neighbour may survive but whoever deceives himself is on a suicide mission. Let’s watch and see where desperation, cantankerousness and sadism are leading Governor Obaseki to. Like the Benin elders would say ‘hasty wrestling and fatal fall go together’.”