By Francis Onoiribholo
Comrade Godwin Erahon, a former Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, has warned the state Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy Philip Shaibu to be wary of the fate of candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) political party in Imo state over the recent Supreme Court verdict.
Erhahon said Obaseki is surrounded by swindlers who are urging him and his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, to continue to pursue their gubernatorial ambition on the “wonky, expired and empty platform of the PDP.”
Erahon, in a statement issued in Benin, the state capital, said the June 26th 2020 Supreme Court judgment in the case involving Chief Uche Nwosu of AA party, who participated in the party primary election of two different political parties in Imo State ought to have made Obaseki to have a rethink because of the illegality of the action.
He said: “The apex court crafted the judgment so explicitly as if it was meant for the duo of the governor and his deputy to understand what fate awaits them in the state.”
According to the former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state said, “The Supreme court nullified Uche Nwosu nomination in AA on the account that he had contested for nomination under APC.
“As if to explain itself further to the outgoing Governor, the Supreme Court elaborated on how the relevant law nullifies the PDP candidacy for their understanding when it elaborated thus:
‘The spirit of the law forbids anyone to contest for nomination under two or more parties in same election or even start the process of being nominated by procuring the nomination form.’ How does Gov Obaseki hope to escape the last clause?
He noted: “The clause has rendered the expired PDP governorship ticket a counterfeit. Obaseki procured APC nomination form, filled and returned same and to crown it up, attended APC screening which he failed. By the clause under reference, the Supreme Court seems to have told Obaseki to stop wasting his time and resources.
“So also does it sound a warning to Obaseki’s supporters that they are about bury themselves along with a dead body because they are blinded by temporary pecuniary sentiment.
“Whoever is being deceived by his neighbour may survive but whoever deceives himself is on a suicide mission. Let’s watch and see where desperation, cantankerousness and sadism are leading Governor Obaseki to. Like the Benin elders would say “hasty wrestling and fatal fall go together,” he stated.