A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC),in Edo state, Godwin Erahon, has warned that the fate that befell Mr. Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of former Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 general election in Imo state, awaits Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, should they go ahead and contest the September 19 gubernatorial in the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Erahon, who gave the warning in a statement he issued in Benin, the state capital, cited the judgement of the Supreme Court regarding the candidacy of Nwosu, said Obaseki and Shaibu should have a rethink because of the illegality of the action to contest the election on the platform of PDP.
“The apex court crafted the judgment so explicitly as if it was meant for the duo of the governor and his deputy to understand what fate awaits them in the state.
“The Supreme court nullified Uche Nwosu nomination in AA on the account that he had contested for nomination under APC.
“As if to explain itself further to the outgoing Governor, the Supreme Court elaborated on how the relevant law nullifies the PDP candidacy for their understanding when it elaborated thus:
‘The spirit of the law forbids anyone to contest for nomination under two or more parties in same election or even start the process of being nominated by procuring the nomination form.’ How does Gov Obaseki hope to escape the last clause?
“The clause has rendered the expired PDP governorship ticket a counterfeit. Obaseki procured APC nomination form, filled and returned same and to crown it up, attended APC screening which he failed. By the clause under reference, the Supreme Court seems to have told Obaseki to stop wasting his time and resources.
“So also does it sound a warning to Obaseki’s supporters that they are about bury themselves along with a dead body because they are blinded by temporary pecuniary sentiment.
“Whoever is being deceived by his neighbour may survive but whoever deceives himself is on a suicide mission. Let’s watch and see where desperation, cantankerousness and sadism are leading Governor Obaseki to. Like the Benin elders would say “hasty wrestling and fatal fall go together,” he stated