By GWG Staff
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State has described as unhelpful the quest by the All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to pursue his pre-election suit in the court even while abandoning any challenge of the election itself.
The party said the APC candidate cannot win in the court what he lost in election saying that the court case was perhaps the only oxygen to keep what it described as the remnant of those in the APC and the Edo Peoples Movement, EPM.
In a statement issued by its spokesman, Chris Nehikhare, the PDP said:
“While we hold that Ize-Iyamu has the right to approach the courts for whatever reason, it is trite for him to allude to the cases the PDP filed against him as the reason for his actions. This attempt to justify a legal action against the PDP and Governor Obaseki is disingenuous and destined to fail.
“As they say, hope is the currency of politicians. We aware that the only currency left to share within the APC and EPM is the currency of hope. The futile pre-election matter is to act as oxygen for the few remaining Edo people still in APC/EPM bondage. They are to be fed hope as a strategy so that the shackles fitted to their ankles and wrists can be maintained.
“The defeated APC candidate stated that the election, which has been adjudged as one of the best in the history of the country, was characterized by violence, manipulation, disenfranchisement amongst others, but will not challenge it. We reject and condemn his jaundiced position on the election and which to advice him to show respect to the wishes of Edo people. He should respect their views and decisions as Edo have been very kind to him!
“Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu should know that he cannot retrieve what he lost at the polls at the court.
“The PDP, Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Edo people are waiting for him.”