â€¦says Urhoghide was victim of his own orchestration
Special Adviser to the Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, says the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Â has resorted to raising false alarm and preparing excuses for its imminent annihilation, as its popularity continues to dwindle daily across the state.Â Â Â Â
According to Osagie,Â â€œWorried by Edo people’s rejection of their shenanigans and their imminent annihilation, the Edo state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has started preparing excuses for its defeat in future elections in the state.â€
He explained that â€œthe Edo PDP’s electoral misfortune is being consolidated upon each day and no amount of false alarm and epistles of lamentation can reverse their current poor rating.
â€œObaseki’s scientific and strategic approach to governance which has left Edo people breathless in admiration has presented an unsolvable puzzle to the Edo PDP. In their despair, all they can think of doing now is to cry wolf, play the weeping boy and throw pity parties to prepare the minds of their diminishing sponsors for their imminent defeat and annihilation.â€
Osagie likened Edo PDP toÂ Â â€œa student that was enrolled for an examination which is now imminent and knowing that he has wasted all the time that should have been used to study and prepare for the exam, and that failure is inevitable, he begins to prepare the minds of his parents who paid for the exam, for a terrible result that will soon be handed to him at the end of the test.â€
The governorâ€™s spokesman said â€œThe Edo PDP party attempted the same tactics during the last local council elections and they failed to sway the good people of Edo State.Â Those who were privy to the series of meetings they held prior to the local council polls said the Edo PDP was told, in clear terms by their strategists, that all is over for them in Edo State and that participating in polls in the state would amount to sheer waste of resources as Governor Obaseki’s leadership style has greatly depleted what was left of their popularity.
â€œAware of this fact, the Edo PDP thinks that crying and lamenting about their misfortune could earn them pity from internationalÂ organisations.â€
He noted that â€œPolitical parties exist to win elections and provide purposeful leadership and not toÂ continually issueÂ epistles of baseless lamentation,â€ adding thatÂ Â â€œNo amount of such letters will stop their defeat in the future elections lined up for 2019 and beyond. And without doubt, their defeat shall be fairly handed to them.â€
On the invasion of Benin Airport by sponsored Edo PDP thugs to cause commotion, Osagie maintained thatÂ SenatorÂ Â UrhoghideÂ was a victim of his own orchestration.
â€œA lion handler or snake charmer who lost control of his beasts and became a victim of his violent circus. As we said before, Urhoghide has to explain to Edo people why after several trips to and from Benin, without riotous reception, he decided to order PDP youths out of their homes toÂ invade Â theÂ airport on that occasion.
â€œEngaging thugs that Governor Obaseki has since retired, is not a ‘senatorial way’ of assisting our youths who needÂ skills toÂ set up businesses,â€ he stressed.
He urged Edo PDP to laud the good work Governor Obaseki is doing for the state, and assured that â€œthe best is on the way for our people.â€