The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State has greeted recent endorsements of Governor Godwin Obaseki by PDP cheiftains with criticism, describing such act as treachery.
This is after Ebonyi State’s governor, David Umahi endorsed Obaseki on Friday, commending him for doing a good job.
He follows an earlier move by a member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Daisy Danjuma, who recently endorsed Mr Obaseki.
However, respondind to such development, the PDP in Edo said such endorsement from PDP chieftains is a threat to their party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“This practice you will agree with us is condemnable and smacks of indiscipline and ingratitude. It defeats the spirit of camaraderie that is supposed to exist within a political party. It is a morale-damper and it’s unacceptable,” Dan Orbih, the state chairman of PDP said to the party national chairman, Uche Secondus, in a letter he wrote to him on Saturday.
“Use your office to call these leaders to order so that this open treachery doesn’t become a norm in our great party,” Mr Orbih added.
Mr Orbih said, in his letter to Mr Secondus, that the current crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo offers the PDP an opportunity to win the state.
Mrs Danjuma, who is the wife of a former defence minister Theophilus Danjuma, defended her endorsement of Governor Obaseki as a “personal” decision.
“I owe nobody apology for endorsing the second term aspiration of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo. I have the right to support whoever I choose to. I am a member of the PDP. I have never left the PDP or decamped to any party like others. It is my right to free comment and I have exercised that,” she said.
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