Monday Iyore Osagie
I know Hon. Ogbeide-Ihama as a party man to the core.
He is most happy we are back in Government today and sincerely welcome Gov. Obaseki.
He has remained steadfast since 1999 with PDP till date.
He has lost and won elections in PDP and in the face of stiff opposition he always made it winning for the party in the heart of Edo State. (Oredo)
He has been there for every party person that comes his way in all humility.
All PDP activities and events, he is always present and supportive.
He strategically saw a window to serve Edo people and to do things differently, he respectfully met with Edo South leaders to be sure there was no senior interest in the Governorship race. That he confirmed before any move.
He headed for further consultation with key leaders across the State as part of his strategy to get Edo PDP to Government in 2020. He got majority blessing.
He played a key role in the structural positioning of the party across the State ahead of 2020 elections in terms of time, human, material and financial resources before, during and after the Congresses.
All was set for him to drive his vision and mission for the betterment of his PDP family and all Edos.
I BET THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THERE ARE DIVERSE VIEWS ABOUT THE MAN HON. OGBEIDE-IHAMA. THOSE WHO KNOW HIM, WILL BE REST ASSURED THAT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT HE WILL STAND FIRM AND AGAINST WHAT IS WRONG..
FOR HON.OGBEIDE-IHAMA TO PUT HIS NAME ON AN ISSUE LIKE THIS, THE PEOPLE MUST WONDER, WHAT WENT WRONG?
THE VIOLATION OF A FAVORITE CHILD .
Before the submission of his nomination forms, he had a meeting with the very top leadership of our great party the PDP in Abuja with living witness to sought clarification on the time table vis a vis opening and closing of forms.
This young intellect was told clearly that when the processes close inline with constitutional provisions, they will never be reopened without due process.
He further asked that there are rumours that his Gov. H.E. Godwin Obaseki might come join us and that he does not wish to contest against the Governor in same party bearing in mind the Benin relationship etc.
SUDDENLY : APC disqualified the Governor from their primaries. He was equally unhappy with the outcome of the APC actions.
At this time, Hon Ogbeide-Ihama just submitted forms and ready for screening.
He went again for a meeting with the leadership in Abuja to confirm that there is so much going on about his Governor coming to the PDP.
Yet again he was told that the process had closed besides that the Gov and a certain Edo PDP leader came to discuss possibilities and said they will be back.
However, he came back with same Edo leader and the Gov said he wouldn’t run under the PDP, thanked the leadership and left.
Curious Ogbeide-Ihama went to some Governors to back check, he was told they are not aware and won’t be party to any impunity.
He went ahead to protect his constitutional rights after his screening and came to Benin for his final round of touring 18 LGAs.
Surprisingly, he heard they had given Gov. Obaseki forms even before he came to register into the PDP, a situation he seriously doubted.
The rest is history!
Coming soon :
The journey of the Governor’s entry, meetings he held with the Governor.
The violation of Hon. Ogbeide-Ihama at the state levels.
Please stay tuned before judgement. Always best to hear all sides of situations.
At the end of all parts of the story, if he is your younger one, child, brother, friend or father, would you want him violated in this manner???