The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media Projects, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said that the only proof of life of the comatose All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State is to issue spineless press statements, spewing falsehoods against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Edo State Government.
The party had in a recent statement said that the Edo State Government has declared a work-free day on Friday, October 21, 2022, to enable civil servants attend the party’s presidential rally.
In a statement, he said “To claim that the state government purportedly declared Friday, October 21, 2022, a work-free-day for a rally that is scheduled to hold on Saturday, October 22, 2022, is the height of foolery and clearly amounts to taking absurdity to an extreme level.
“The PDP, according to its presidential campaign timetable, is billed to hold the state rally in Benin City, on Saturday, October 22, 2022.”
He added: “At no point did the state government declare a work-free-day for the rally, which is absolutely unnecessary, to say the least, as even little children are aware that Saturday is not a working day in Nigeria.
“The leaders and stakeholders in Edo APC have continued to tell unintelligent lies, making a mess of their assignment as the opposition party in the state because they have shamelessly become accustomed to telling blatant lies.
“What is most unfortunate about their situation is that their sporadic grandstanding in obscure online newspapers is half-hearted because they know that the APC does not have any votes in Edo State.
“But since the electioneering cycle has commenced and for them it is opportunity to do brisk business, they are trying to hoodwink their Presidential candidate, popularly known as Emilokan, who is awash with Lagos cash, in order to get some money from him.”
According to him: “Even though their invectives do not really deserve a response because it is clearly false, it is necessary to set the records straight and constantly respond to their obvious lies.
“Edo people, however, are aware of the antics of the APC and have rightly placed them in the dustbin of history with the defeat of the party at the 2020 governorship election, a feat that is sure to be repeated in the 2023 general elections.”