Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has called for unity within the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state preparatory to winning the forthcoming general elections and rescuing Nigeria from the abyss that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government has thrown it into.
The call comes following the Supreme Court ruling, Wednesday, on the long-drawn legal tussle over the candidates that will fly the flag of the PDP in Edo State in the 25th February and 11th March 2023 elections.
In a statement on Wednesday titled “No Victor, No vanquished, let’s unite to rescue Nigeria”, Obaseki said, “As the leader of the party in the state, I implore all members to consider this development as the end of all strife within the Edo PDP and to note that this is a victory for all members. Our resolve now is to win the forthcoming general elections as this experience has made us stronger and better prepared to clinch victory.”
The governor said the amicable resolution of the disagreement within the party attested to the maturity of actors who as law-abiding party members had subjected themselves to and accepted the verdict of the courts.
“As there are no victors or vanquished in this issue, I want to call on all members of our party to come together to speak with one voice against the real opponents since our party is big enough to accommodate our variegated interests,” Obaseki said.
“The ongoing crisis in our Nation which has been choreographed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is subjecting Nigerians to perhaps the most tortuous living conditions in our history since the Civil War between 1967 and 1970. Our efforts must now be directed to removing the APC from power and restoring our blessed country.
“I, therefore, call on all our members in Edo State to stand up and be counted among the brave party men and women who stood to be counted in the execution of this all-important task to rescue Nigeria and pull it back from the precipice,” he said.