One of the foundation members of Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Mike Enahoro has reacted to the humiliating defeat of his party at the presidential and National Assembly polls in the State, describing the outcome of the polls as painful.
Reacting to the outcome of the polls where PDP lost all the seats at the National Assembly to APC in Edo North, Edo Central and part of Edo South to Labour Party, (LP) Enahoro, said PDP in fighting political battles with legacy members of the party in courts instead of working hard to win the polls was responsible for the party’s defeat.
The social critic recalled how he counselled leaders of the umbrella party on the imminent defeat ahead of the elections and predicted that his party will lose the 2023 polls for the first time having won past presidential elections in the last 24 years in the State.
Enahoro also lamented that “it is unfortunately that Edo PDP had to learn the hard way and vowed to release details on why the party Candidates lost at the polls after winning the court case against the ‘legacy members’.
According to him, “How could they waste Edo money in court without using wisdom?
Edo is a PDP State not without the legacy members. Painfully, I warned and suggested ways out so many times, yet, sycophants thought otherwise”, Enahoro said.
TheNewspad recalls that the National Vice-Chairman, South-South of PDP, Chief Dan Orbih who led the PDP legacy group in the State, had appealed to his supporters to remain calm after all the Candidates for all the elective positions in the contest, lost at the Supreme court.
He described the long-drawn struggle in the party in the state as “a patriotic fight for internal democracy, justice, inclusiveness, equity, and a better state”.
He stated that he had no regrets for insisting that “the principles of the party’s constitution and the interest of the majority of its members are respected and institutionalized through a fair and transparent democratic process”.
Addressing party faithful on the significant of the victory in court, Governor Godwin Obaseki said there is no victor, No vanquish.
He urged aggrieved members and leaders of his party in the State to close ranks in a bid to reactivate its winning streak.
Ahead of the election, reports emerged and accused the Chief Orbih-led faction of anti party activities.
Some leaders of the party had been drawn into a prolonged battle over reintegration and harmonization of members who defected with Governor Obaseki and the State deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu from APC to PDP shortly before the September 2020 governorship election in Edo State.
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