Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki described the temporary ban barring him from participating in the people’s Democratic party primaries as an attempt by the fifth column to destabilize the party.
Obaseki, who spoke through his media adviser, Crusoe Osagi, in a telephone interview on Tuesday, noted that PDP opponents were already nervous about the overwhelming support the party was receiving from the people.
“The court order was received last night. Our opponents outside the party are trying to use the fifth column within us to reproduce the chaos in their party.
“They are so concerned about the popularity and recognition of the PDP and our gracious Governor that they are desperate to stop a contest they know they will lose.”
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The ruling All Progressives Congress embroiled in a struggle for leadership after the Appeals court decision to uphold the removal from office of the National Chairman of the party of Adams Osimohole.
Osagie claimed that as a law-abiding citizen, Obaseki was going to go to court to get the injunction lifted.
The Governor urged the state’s residents, supporters, and PDP members to remain calm and law-abiding.
Obaseki expressed confidence that he will get justice, as his legal team will present the facts of the case to the court.