According to Mr. Hilary Otsu, Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Edo Chapter, if the party does not nominate a candidate for the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election, it should be held accountable to Gov. Godwin Obaseki.

On Thursday, Otsu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) should be held equally responsible.

In light of the trouble that followed the party’s ward congress election, he was responding to the possibility that it would not have a candidate for the general election.

The results of the congresses, which will serve as the primary voters’ core, were largely disregarded by the candidates for governor.

Gov. Peter Mbah of Enugu, who was in charge of the congress’s election committee, insisted, however, that the process was open and honest.

Otsu emphasized that Obaseki and NWC should take the lead in starting a sincere reconciliation process that would lead to unification.

In my opinion, politics is at the root of the problem and the solution is obvious. It is preferable to accomplish this (reconciliation) as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we run the danger of not fielding a candidate if we let it fester.

He emphasized that the governor and the NWC should be prepared to shoulder responsibility in relation to Edo 2024.

According to the secretary, the state executive committee is unhappy with how the selection of the party’s candidate for governor is progressing.

Since he claimed the process was defective from the beginning, he claims no one can be satisfied with it.

Placing congressional papers in the state governor’s hands for “safe keeping” violates basic principles of justice.

“That, plus the fact that they were left out, is probably why nine out of ten aspirants have spoken out,” he stated.

They spent a fortune—approximately N40 million each—just on forms, so their replies, he added, could hardly be criticized.

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