By Emmanuel Aziken
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State has mocked the dithering procrastination within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC in inaugurating the State House of Assembly is now last in everything.
Observing that it was a fallout of the alleged election thefts during the State House of Assembly, the party said that what is playing out in the state is what happens when robbers come to share their loot.
The party particularly took Governor Godwin Obaseki to task on what it described as an impeachable offence as it said that it was a signpost for dictatorship as the governor was running the state as a sole administrator.
The statement issued by the chairman of the state chapter of the party read thus:
“What is playing out today in Edo State is that the executive arm led by Governor Godwin Obaseki has clearly and illegally stopped the legislature from performing it’s constitutional role by refusing to send the official proclamation letter to Clerk of the House for the inauguration of the 7th Assembly. By his unconstitutional act, he assumed the character of a sole administrator.
“Edo PDP is uncomfortable with this unfortunate development. We knew the inherent dangers of the APC magical claim of 24 over 24. As a party we want it on record that this unpleasant development has nothing to do with EDO PDP but a product of greed and inordinate ambition of a non-performing government who is afraid of its shadows.
“As at 2pm, today, June 17, 2019, Governor Obaseki has not given any official reason for his impeachable action.
“Edo PDP condemns this assault on our democracy and calls on all lovers of Democracy to call governor Obaseki to order. Don’t gamble with the destiny of our state because of internal party disagreement and intrigues.
“You will recall that Governor Obaseki and his sycophants rejoiced over the 24/24 mathematical contraption or manipulation of the state assembly elections. Isn’t it contradictory and ironic that a government and party that claimed this Pyrrhic victory, cannot proclaim its Assembly?
“It’s indeed sad to observe that Edo State under the APC is now last in everything including the proclamation of the state assembly.
“When robbers share their loot, there is always disagreements”. We urge the Governor to do the needful and transmit the letter of proclamation to the clerk without further delay.”