While speaking during a meeting with some defectors he received from
the PDP, at the weekend in Benin, Edo, Edo State Governor Adams
Oshiomhole spat against the postponement of the General Election from
the 14th of February to the 28th of March.
The governor expressed joy and praised the courage of the defectors
for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party to pitch tent with the party
that is set to bring the much desired change and development to the
country and assured them of level playing ground in the All Progressive
“I am really grateful to all of you that have joined. You can fool
some of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all of the
people all of the time. I want to promise you that together, we will
continue to build a new digital political soft structure on top of which
we can build all the other things.”
Over 300 PDP members defected to the APC.
He further insisted that the May 29 handover date of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) administration to the All Progressives Congress
(APC) cannot be postponed.
“You heard what happened. They said they have postponed the
elections. Few days back, they called us to a meeting at the Council of
State and we said they should go ahead and do the elections. In any
event, we are not the only country with security challenges. Even
elections are held in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“So, whether they postpone the election or not, we won’t fight. They can’t postpone Christmas. I want to appeal to all of you, nobody should be angry because I
know you were ready for Saturday’s election. Only a debtor thinks
tomorrow is far. Everybody has seen they don’t want elections.
They sponsored discussions on television, Jega said INEC was not
the issue. So, they came up with security. If they like, let them keep
coming up with issues; elections will hold.
“So, I ask you: just take it easy. These six weeks will cost us
more resources and time because we thought we will do the election, get
through with it and get on with our lives, but they decided to postpone
the election, to prolong it but let me ask you, a child that is due to
arrive after nine months, how long can you prevent it from birthing?
“APC is already in power, by the grace of God. They can postpone
the election but they cannot postpone May 29 handover date. Two wrongs
don’t make a right. Don’t fight; make peace
“We will use the remaining six weeks to mobilize more, pull out
more people from the PDP so that Edo State will be 100 per cent for
They were led by Chief Sunny Erhengbo; a former PDP House of
Representatives aspirant for Ikpoba Okha/Egor, Dr. Friday Omokaro and
Edo State Head of Security, Goodluck to Goodluck Campaign Organisation,
Mr. Fred Ikhuebor.
A 38-year-old tailor, Oluwasegun Adegbenjo, who resides in
Oke-Abiaye, in the Alagbado area of Lagos State, has been murdered by
unknown gun men.
Punch reports that Adegbenjo was shot dead on January 28, around
11pm. in an uncompleted building where he had gone purportedly to meet
The killers did not steal anything from the...