The National leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, begged to be a member of the party severally, but his request was turned down, urging him to tell Nigerians how many times he begged.
The party National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said the Edo State governor, in 2007, contacted the PDP for its gubernatorial ticket to run as governor of the state, but the request was rejected on the ground that if adhered to, the party’s zoning arrangement would be distorted.
“The same PDP, which Oshiomhole went on all fours, begging to join has suddenly become the “party of rogues” because of his desperation to justify the massive rigging and democratic aberration that was called local government elections in Edo State.
“In 2007, Oshiomhole begged to be given an opportunity under the umbrella, but we considered his governorship aspiration an assault on the existing zoning formula in the state and quietly turned him down. Again, in 2012, he once more came, cap in hand, and our great party again rejected him. Is Oshiomhole just realising how bad our party is, when he was all the while begging for membership?”
In a swift reaction, Oshiomhole described the allegations as laughable and ridiculous, querying what was attractive in PDP that would make him beg to be a member of the party.
The Special Adviser to Oshiomhole on Media, Kassim Afegbua, urged Metuh to hide his head in shame for trying to sell what he termed blatant lies to the unsuspecting public.
He said,‘’It is only a party of rogues that can truly possess such dis-ingenuous traits to rake deliberate mud at their opponents to score cheap points. But thank God the people have become wiser and can read in-between the lines those who speak the truth and those who are gifted as liars.”