Edo PDP member tells critics to leave governor alone
Former Senator and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Edo State, Roland Owie has urged his party members to stop criticizing Governor Adams Oshiomhole but instead focus on selling their popularity to voters.
Owie, who was in office from 1999 to 2003, disclosed this during an interview with Punch on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
“Criticising another political party or candidates has no place in this game, especially when you see that whoever you are criticising has done better than you. Let’s face it. The Oserheimen Osunbor administration of one year and eight months was better than our first eight years of governance in this state,” he said.
“We (PDP) were in government for eight years; we have nothing to write home about. Let’s not deceive ourselves. So, we in the PDP must agree that, whatever it is, comrade Adams Oshiomhole has done well in this state to some extent. You can’t ignore it; see the hospital that is on; see the roads that were done. It doesn’t matter, we should give credit. But what we are saying is that
“I hear people castigating Oshiomhole for building a university in his village. Is that not madness? Why? (Ambrose) Alli came; he built a university in Ekpoma. Has that place today not been developed?
“If others who were governors decided to fill their pockets without doing things for their communities, then it is their fault and they can’t complain. So, what Oshiomhole has done for his village, I expected governors in the past to have done it for their place,” he added.
Oshiomhole had earlier described members of the PDP as being brain dead adding that he does not like joining issues with them.
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