Cry, Cry, PDP, Cry.
November 25th, 2009
Ordinarily, it would have been
state manly to ignore the shoddy publication of the Peoples Democratic Party on
page 31 of the Nigerian Tribune issue of 3/11/2009 entitled: ‘‘ OSHIOMHOLE’S
SHOW OF SHAME’’ was properly captured in the spirit of truly entrapped
godfathers, be-mourning a fading and outcropped empire.
Rather than lament the deep dysfunction in which PDP is inherently plagued by
their self-imposed gang of unserviceable minds, flooded excitedly with eccentric
minders, it went on wild geese chase of attacks on persons instead of addressing
issues that would propel developmental efforts. Unfortunately, this has always
been the disingenuous tactics of PDP; a bivalve mollusk of ravenous hordes who
are in the business of imposing its perverse will on a free people at every
turn, every time.
Nigerians, indeed Edo People will no longer allow these men with lethal weapons
of gross mismanagement of our common wealth to enslave them as they please. Over
time they have invented electoral heist and upgrade their rigging propensity as
a walk away to leadership insolent. Without any iota of shame, PDP told a tissue
of lies aimed at deceiving the people just as their names implies, in the
It is obvious that the PDP has seen the bold and incipient handwriting on the
wall by the defection of their harassed following at the Samuel Ogbemudia
Stadium on Saturday that their days of ever being hand picking the highest
bidders into power in Edo State have been eclipsed. The progressives that have
abandoned the drowning wrecked ship of the PDP; a political party in recumbent
form, prowling round the stage on a fury of half-assed structure have all cast
off their soiled cassocks and surplices into a burning flame with which have
been enslaved. It was an icing on the cakes of the defectors freedom! Freedom
from electoral malfeasance: oppressions, repressions, leadership
high-handedness, gross ineptitude, and outright theft of our common patrimony.
Since the vibrant, courageous, articulate and vivacious Comrade Adams Aliyu
Oshiomhole took over the realm of Governorship of Edo State, a year ago, the
people are vivid witnesses of his developmental efforts. They have seen him as a
person with wanted commitment to excellence. No one, no matter his state of
soporific mind will want to be identified with a party populated with people of
Firstly, he has turned the minds of our Youths from acts of criminality by
employing over 5000 in the popular Edo Youth Employment Scheme, called Edo Yes
programme. Adams Oshiomhole has also lifted embargo on employment in the State
and given pensioners a new lease of life, by paying off their entitlements.
Benin-City, which had unenviable looks in the stead of an abandoned farm in the
ten year rule of PDP, is now wearing luminance look. Thanks to the imaginative
vision, and creative strength of a committed mind of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole,
even though such absolute engagement belongs among the leadership wizardry.
The construction and tarring of many roads and clearing of drains in the Benin
municipality has eased traffic control and brought a new lease of life to
motorists and residents alike. The rally, tagged operation ‘TOTAL FREEDOM’ by
PDP members is a flight from the obnoxious policy of imposition, crass favourism,
usurpation and the policy of our man rules. The leadership of PDP has been told
in plain words that no man can play God and no man is God!
The wheel of progress in Edo State is on the fast flack under the leadership of
Action Congress and the Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a man destined by God to lead
his people to the Promised Land.
The Action Congress urged the progressives still in the malfunctioning PDP camp
to ignore the ratings of their failed Leaders in the overall interests of the
development of Edo State . The PDP has been reminded by the stoic stance of its
maltreated faithful who were dealt callous blows by the members of PDP militia
that defecting into the broadly accommodating Action Congress is the right and
vengeful application towards their total redemption. They have been reminded
that grandstanding and imperious sneer don’t add value to growing entrenched
democracy, only sanctity of electoral ballot does, and positive idea, which is
the hallmark of the Action Congress.
Reti Uzzi is the
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