The Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has flayed the unfounded insinuation that Gov Godwin Obaseki risks the Supreme Court verdict delivered on Mr Uche Nwosu, the factional candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Imo.
Nwosu was disqualified for standing for election on the platforms of two political parties.
This was contained in a statement by the party signed by it’s Publicity Secretary Mr Chris Nehikhare and made available to the News men in Benin, on Friday.
Nehikare, said those who are making the claims to muddle the waters were being smart by half and were at best ignorant of the law and the circumstances surrounding the governor’s emergence as the candidate of the PDP.
According to him, “We want to put it on record that the governor contested the primary election of only the PDP. He was unjustly disqualified from the APC primary and wasn’t even on the ballot during the poll. While on the converse, Uche Nwosu in Imo was the factional candidate of the APC after the primary election.
“He was returned elected and only ran to Action Alliance after he was edged out of the contest. The Supreme Court, in fact, ruled that he had a valid ticket with the APC, which invalidated his candidacy in AA.
“Hence, whoever draws a parallel between these two cases is either incapable of rational thoughts or is out rightly out to deceive his paymasters, who apparently do not know better,” he stressed.
He called on members of the public to disregard what he called defective thinking, adding that Obaseki was going to the polls with an unblemished ticket.