Edo PDP Crisis, I Insist, The Remedy Is In The Hand Of Obaseki By Mike O. Enahoro


Edo PDP Crisis, I Insist, The Remedy Is In The Hand Of Obaseki

By Mike O. Enahoro

Now proof of my opinions are now available in the public domain, I expect all sincere Edo PDP members to start holding ‘HIM’ responsible for the party’s ordeals…

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So many times, I have said, “the solution to the crisis rocking the Edo State branch of the People’s Democratic Party is on the table of the Governor.” By the above, many times I have also recommended that “the Governor’s ability to appreciate party members for genuinely ensuring he was not shamed out from office by reciprocating their gestures with appointments is top amongst the solutions.” In addition to the above is his personal relationship and how well he relates with the stakeholders in the party. Today, I already have proof vindicating my canvassed opinions.

It is true that appointments cannot get to everyone but, there are critical persons in the party who have worked assiduously and highly committed not only to the party’s growth but especially to the political maneuvering that enables the Governor to join our party despite the resistance and other stuff that led to the party’s victory in the Edo 2020 election. There are people whose participation and creative narratives changed many things in favour of the Governor. Unfortunately, praise singers have not allowed the Governor to do the needful to solve our party’s political quagmire.

Yes, no doubt that appointments have been flowing, you do not have to appoint just to fulfil a righteousness but for the value it will add to the entire system. This is why most of the appointments given in the past were yet to provide any succor to the party wahala.

Only a few days ago that I read on social media how someone rejected an appointment. Of course, am not too sure such a person who has something to give out in place would have done the same much earlier than now because I know many who got and quietly have been receiving salaries did not reject anything that even their positions are now vacant without notice.

The good news is, I know about not less than three persons who have been very aggressive against the Governor and rebuffing our several cautions against their activities and have even boasted that they have nothing to do with any appointment from the Governor because they are self made. These are people who have championed the course of the said faction in our party against the Governor. Today, they are celebrating as if they have just been elected as the President of the United States of America just for getting an appointment from the Governor that some of their pairs are now even shocked. Of course, some of their friends have even reached out to me to express there surprises and I asked them, “if it were you, will you have rejected?” None were able to give me a no as an answer. I will not come here to mention names but only want to say that I have been vindicated that, “no one is in politics to clap for others but a matter of interest.” This shows the fact that, the solution to the Edo PDP crisis on in the hand of the Governor; the government is so large that it cannot afford not to accommodate everybody. In the words of H. E. Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, “government is like an elephant where you can be cutting from one side and the other person cutting from the other side yet, no one will even be seeing the other…”

Sustaining a faction is all about capacity and strength. Faction will not exist if there is no capacity and strength. When the Governor appreciates that everyone is his own, the party will naturally unite. Leadership is about influencing people. Many more of the party members got aggrieved when the Governor started appointing people who never were available during his ordeals and the electioneering process that brought him back to Government House. Of course, some may be sons and daughters of critical stakeholders or even friends too who may have been on the ground or supported financially. However, some people cannot be using double hands to eat while some cannot even have an opportunity to use one hand and because Government is an elephant, it should accommodate everyone no matter how small it is.

It is above given I urge H.E. Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the Executive Governor of Edo State to unite party members now before it is too late by quickly going back to the drawing table, do the needful, work out acceptable modalities and to solve the problem, now that the final court answer is yet to come. I doubt that the hope of the candidates in PDP for the 2023 election on his side of the Governor will finally scale through. I have a reason for saying this. Though the Appeal Court judgment of July 2022 has given hope by telling the party to go and solve their problem itself (which is only to me, “the turn by turn jubilation”), we do not know who jubilates next. And by the electoral law, the Appeal Court’s decision is faulty for which the Supreme Court may not allow it to stand just for the interest or sake of a few people in Edo State no matter the bribe. (I have a reason for saying this.)

Moreover, there is no way one of the factions in Edo PDP can win the election in isolation. When we are united, 200 Adams Oshiomole’s Edo State APC cannot defeat a sincerely united Obaseki/Orbih’s PDP. To this end, the Governor will be doing the party untold harm if he refuses to unite the party in the interest of all before the election. Political settlement is about “give and take”. If the Governor has a reservation in the Ortom’s Reconciliation Committee like I do too in one area of it (that is, who decides who takes the Edo South Senatorial ticket?), I think the Governor should put these things on the table for discussion and let us forge ahead in unity. Even in the above, I have suggested severally how the Edo PDP crisis should be managed to stabilize the party knowing too well, Edo PDP is just coming back to Government from holiday after 12 years of political opposition.

It is on the above I leave you all with the following quotes;

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
-Saint Francis de Sales

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”
-Norman Vincent Peale

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
_-Dalai Lama_

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
-Lao Tzu

Let me end this with the words of _Alanis _Morissette; “…peace of mind for five minutes, that’s what I crave.”

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