Question Time: “Why do you think blackmail can help you?” – Edo group asks PDP

by Lekan Olanrewaju

Political feuds are nothing new in this country, or anywhere in the world for that matter. But we’ll all agree that whenever major parties such as the Peoples Democratic Party, the PDP choose to exchange words, the claws truly come out.

A group has once again lashed out at the PDP, with the party this time being accused of resorting to “propaganda and deliberate blackmail” in a quest to gain support in Edo State.

The Director of Media and Publicity of the Oshiomhole Campaign Organisation (OSO), Prince Kassim Afegbua, in a recent interview stated that the party was responsible for recent security breaches in the state and should be investigated in relation to the recent murder of Olaitan Oyerinde, Principal Secretary of Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole.

“I am yet to reconcile why people, particularly the opposition party, would feel that the only way to get electoral support is by propaganda and deliberate blackmail.” he said.

“It is worrisome that in the age of ideas when political office seekers should dwell more on blueprint, what you hear of are mundane and very pedestrian issues that cannot add value to the collective well-being of the people.”

“We are disturbed by the growing trend in the state and the level of security breaches we see everyday as a deliberate orchestration by those who want to seize governance by force.” he continued. “While the president of the country had given a directive to resolve the issue of the murder of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, the PDP at the national level had exonerated its party at the state level of any complicity in the incident, knowing full well that is the party in government at the centre. How do you then go about investigating such a scenario with such policy statement from the PDP hierarchy?.”

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