Speaking the Nations Mind

What Obaseki Must Do For Genuine Reconciliation- PDP



The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP have opened up on what Godwin Obaseki must do if truly he wants genuine harmonisation with the party and it’s members in the state.

This was contained in a written rosloluton from PDP stakeholders meeting on Monday.

The letter which has since been a topic of interest on the ChrisOsaMedia.Com , also reflected that the Governor is working to dissolve EXCO members of the PDP at all levels of the state, while the party at the state level is kicking against this. The party through the letter signed by it’s state Chairman and Secretary also stated that the Governor is losing focus in keeping promises made to Edo people during electioneering campaign.



According to the resolution sent to National Chairman of the party by the Edo State leadership of PDP, they insist that if there should be any harmonization that it must begin from the office of the Governor, while registering their displeasure as to the reappointment of Barr. Osarodion Ogie as SSG, they also stated that the Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu must resign as Deputy Governor, while someone else will be nominated from the old PDP will take his seat Deputy Governor seat.


Part of the resolution as obtained by ChrisOsaMedia.Com reads, The genesis of this looming crisis results from the acquiescence of the National Working Committee members who negotiated Godwin Obaseki’s movement to PDP, to reach a verbal or written agreement on the integration of the new members vis a vis the sharing of appointments, after the elections had been won. We therefore condemn Gov. Obaseki’s re-appointment of his former SSG without any consideration for the legacy PDP he joined. To this end, they have consistently sang a tune of “harmonization” ever since Obaseki was sworn in, know that he now has the “yam and the knife”. *We have resolved strongly, that if any harmonization MUST take place, it MUST start from the Governor’s office, where his Deputy Governor should resign and a Deputy nominated from the old PDP is sworn in. This can be a spring board for broad harmonization across the state party organs*

The proposed dissolution and, or harmonization are designed to hold Edo people and the PDP to ransom by the Obaseki led administration.

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS. Edo people voted for PDP and Godwin Obaseki to deliver the dividends of democracy to them, but if Gov. Obaseki wills to conduct governance by a triumvirate of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and the SSG, so be it. If he wishes to appoint only his friends and former APC colleagues in his cabinet and sundry positions, and leave out the legacy PDP members, so be it. We, the Peoples Democratic Party leadership will not accede to any form of harmonization that has no backing or interpretation in our party constitution.