One of the chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Godwin Erhahon, has said that the Supreme court will help his Party APC to install their candidate as governor of Edo State, same way they did in Imo State.
He said that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has refused to learn from history.
Erhahon in his statement referred to Imo State scenario as ruled by the supreme court between the Action Alliance, AA, and its governorship candidate in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu.
While speaking in the State capital Benin City, he pointing out that the court judgment in the case involving Nwosu, who participated in primary elections of two different parties, ought to have made Obaseki to have a rethink on his political moves.
“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,” Erhahon stated.
“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.
He said 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 said by the clause under reference, the apex Court seems to have told Obaseki to stop wasting his time and resources.
“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’.”
It would be recalled that Obaseki former political party, APC had on 22 June, 2020 disqualified him from contesting on the primaries.
Though, Obaseki had raised alarm before his disqualification that Mr. Adams Oshiomole was plotting for his disqualification.
Meanwhile, following his disqualification, Obaseki had resigned from the ruling party before joining the Peoples democratic Party, PDP.
He, however emerged as the PDP’s sole candidate for the September 2020 governorship election as other aspirants stepped down for him.