Candidate of the ADC in the Edo governorship election, Mabel Oboh has slammed the ADC and its, flagbearer, Lucky Iboi for challenging the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki, noting that the move is against the democratic will of the people of the state.
In a press release titled – People living in glass house don’t throw stones – Oboh said the lawsuit by ADP, challenging Obaseki as the winner of the resent Edo 2020 election is an opportunist move.
She said, “What do they think they are doing? Edo people made their choice which must be respected. Moreover, the peace and tranquility that has descended on Edo state should be allowed to remain. Election is not a do or die affair.
“What baffles me is the fact that the ADP candidate has already congratulated Governor Obaseki, why is he looking for cheap publicity and becoming over ambitious? This move is not the right way to achieve democracy. I contested for the governorship position under my party ADC and I don’t actually recall meeting ADP and the other parties that are threatening to challenge the election result at any stage on my campaign trail. It will be very interesting to know how ADP and others got their votes in the first place.
She continues, “Every honourable contestant in the Edo 2020 elections should show honour and dignity and allow Edo to remain happy. Any person that has the interest of the state at heart should either get involve in the immediate development of the state or wait until 2024 to re -contest. That is not to say that the contestants who can contribute to the development of Edo state should not be given the opportunity to do so.
“Edo State at the moment needs all hands on deck to make her heal again, mostly, after the warring which went on for too long. Edo must move on. Although the state is still celebrating, There is much to do and the time is now. No distractions are needed,” she added.