The Peoples Democratic Party, Edo State chapter, has expressed serious disappointment in Senator Francis Asekhame Alimikhena (representing Edo North in the Senate) “for supporting the abridgment of the democratic choice of Nigerians by voting against electronic transmission of election results on the floor of the Senate.”
It described Alimikhena’s behaviour as treacherous, saying it exposed him as someone that is not only self-centred but has completely lost touch with the people he is representing.
The party, however, commended Senator Matthew Urhoghide and Senator Clifford Ordia (PDP senators representing Edo South and Edo Central Senatorial Districts respectively), saying their alignment with other PDP senators is a true representation of Edos’ values and aspirations.
A statement signed by the chairman of PDP in the state, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, the party also condemned what it termed “the seemingly obvious attempt by the APC and its puppet Senate to control and manipulate the INEC in its desperation to perpetuate its government and party in power beyond 2023.
It insisted that APC cannot foist its “unpopular party” on the electorate.
“The APC administration has ruined the economy of this nation and failed woefully to secure the lives and properties of the citizens.
“Just like PDP in Edo State has consigned APC in Edo State to footnotes of a term paper, Nigerians must take a cue and consign APC to a squeezed piece of paper in a trash can!” the statement added.