Edo PDP Rejects Tribunal Verdict

Mr Dan Orbih

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to the rule of the governorship election petition tribunal which affirmed Mr Godwin Obaseki as the duly elected governor of the state.

Addressing journalists at the campaign office shortly after the verdict in Benin City, the Edo state capital, the State Chairman of the party, Mr Dan Orbih, as well as the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said the party rejects the verdict in its entirety.

Ize Iyamu

They also insisted that everything would be done within the law to reclaim the mandate given to the PDP by the Edo people.

“For us as a party, we believe the mandate that was freely given to us by Edo people – We have the responsibility to retrieve it irrespective of the judgement that was delivered this morning.

“I would like to assure you that we have discussed with our team of lawyers and we have taken a decision that the party will go on appeal to the court of appeal.

“By Tuesday, we will get copies of the judgement. I have no doubt in my mind that we are fighting a just cause,” the PDP Chairman noted.

Also reacting to the judgement, Mr Iyamu said: “I know that many of you were very expectant today. You trooped out in large numbers, but I told some people yesterday that I know that our case is good, I know that we will win this case. But because of the way our system is, I have my fear, and I said I will wait at home to hear the judgement.

“I don’t want you to be worried at all about what has happened but by the grace of God, at the end, we shall  be declared winners,” he added.

SOURCE: Channels Tv