Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has distanced himself from statements on social media who he claims emanated from mischief makers.
In a statement on Thursday, the governor said such mischief makers are hiding using the ongoing ‘conversation’ between leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stir crisis. According to Obaseki, he is open to the harmonious resolution to the issues rocking the party. He said: “There has been a flurry of statements and comments on social media by mischief makers who are hiding under the pretext of the ongoing conversation between leaders within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stir crisis and cause disaffection. “These statements and irresponsible behaviour are outrightly condemned. We hereby distance ourselves from the actions of these detractors. “The National leadership of the party is already dealing with the issues and we are open to the harmonious resolution of whatever concerns that may arise.” Naija News recalls both Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Obaseki have been involved in a war of words over the crisis plaguing the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike had on Saturday castigated the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu for threatening that some of his supporters may dump the PDP over unresolved issues in the state chapter of the party. But in defence of his deputy, Obaseki in a statement sent on Naija News on Monday and signed by his spokesman, Crusoe Osagie, described the attack against Shaibu as most unfortunate and totally uncalled for. Responding, Wike lambasted Obaseki for his outburst, describing him as a serial betrayer and ungrateful person, adding that former Edo Governor Adams Oshiomole who warned him about Obaseki’s behaviour has been vindicated.
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