by Hauwa Gambo
If you think it’s only the governor, Adams Oshiomhole who’s ecstatic about the Action Congress of Nigeria’s victory today in the gubernatorial elections, well think again.
A group within the People’s Democractic Party (PDP), led by Lai Olabode and with members including Uche Chuta and Ohimai Amaize has issued a statement congratulating the governor… And more.
Called the PDP Youth Circuit, it promises that “a new PDP beckons”.
Full text of their statement below:
With great humility, deep sense of responsibly and respect for the wishes of the good people of EDO STATE, We congratulate Comrade Adams Oshiomole of ACN for a well deserved victory.
The PDP Youth Circuit (The new PDP) also audaciously claims victory in EDO state alongside ACN and the comrade governor for the following reasons;
1. The victory is an affirmation of the core of our democratic belief that elections can be about issues and performances.
2. That the victory of ACN in EDO sets up a new battle line that will be won and lost based on issues, quality of leadership, organization and ability to deliver on electoral promises.
While this is a deserving victory for Comrade Adams Oshiomole personally, the victory is a wake up call for the leaders of all political parties including the ACN.
The people are getting more conscious and will henceforth focus on what matters to their lives. It will never be business as usual again.
We call on all the PDP Youth Circuit members in EDO STATE to take heart and take a few lessons from the loss. We will take back EDO STATE come 2016 if we begin to demonstrate capacity, exhibit integrity and build trust now.
We also seize this opportunity to congratulate all the people who voted for our party, you are winners too.
Our heart goes out to Chief Anenih and all PDP leaders who put up a good effort. Your efforts are surely not in vain. The PDP Youth Circuit is further fired up to take back EDO come 2016.
History will be kind to you all.