Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, on Monday has asked the People’s Democratic Party to take advantage of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s disqualification by the All Progressive Congress.
Clark who condemned the All Progressive Congress for disqualifying Obaseki from participating in the June 22 primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement advised him to decamp to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if APC fails to reverse his disqualification.
“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the disqualification of the incumbent Governor of Edo State, by the APC screening committee under the leadership of a Professor, Ayuba Jonathan, over alleged inconsistencies in the governor’s academic credentials.
“The subsequent upholding of that illegitimate decision by the APC Appeal Committee is yet another action that leaves a sour taste in the mouth,” he said
Clark also urged the PDP to “take advantage” of the situation if President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC leadership fail to intervene in the crisis.
“If the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), including Mr. President, fail to intervene in this unfortunate crisis in the Edo State, I would appeal to the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to take advantage of the situation,” he added.
Clark also appealed to the people of Edo, to continue to support Obaseki for a second term, so he “will continue the good work”.