BENIN CITY-The Director of Rallies for the Oshiomhole Campaign Organization and former Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Patrick Obahiagbon, has dismissed as “patently ridiculous” the reasons given by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gen.Charles Airhiavbere for not congratulating Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
It would be recalled that Airhiavbere said he was withholding his congratulatory message following what he described as pockets of anomalies during the election and the earlier condemnation of the process by Governor Oshiomhole.
Obahiagbon urged the PDP candidate to emulate the National leader of the party, President Goodluck Jonathan who had earlier congratulated the Oshiomhole, adding that as indigenes of the state it will be wise to take the contest as a brotherly one.
He however noted that the Comrade Governor was not expected to “luxuriate in an aqua of complacency and go to sleep when sensitive election materials were yet to arrive local governments in the Edo South Senatorial District as at 11am which act itself was synchronizing with information already at our disposal and which information the Governor had documentarily deposited before Prof Jega, herein-before-now”.
He therefore called on Gen. Arhiavbere to be “statesmanlike and emulate the National Leader of his party, President Goodluck Jonathan who has since congratulated our comrade Governor. He also reminded the General that the mandate just conferred on the comrade governor is pan- Edo mandate which he cannot but and must acknowledge.