OSHIOMHOLE: WE HAVE BEEN VINDICATED - PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the police investigation and subsequent report which linked the ownership of the lorry that crashed into the convoy of the Edo State governor, Adams Oshimole, on the 28th of April 2012, killing three journalists to an Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) stalwart in the state, is a clear vindication of the position of the PDP that the governor has been playing politics with sensitive issues.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, attributed the incident to what he termed the direct orgy of violence which the machinery of the ACN controlled Edo State government has been unleashing on the members of the PDP.
'We categorically urged the security agencies to look beyond the crocodile tears and the loud alarm of lion -in- the -neighbourhood raised by the ACN. We are today vindicated.'
'Violence does not win elections. Superior ideas and track record of performance do. We, therefore, urge our members to remain peaceful and convince the Edo electorate with superior ideas in their campaign,' Metuh said.
'We are sure of victory in the election. All that the PDP is asking for is free and fair election. We are asking for the cessation of intimidation and regime of violence by the ACN, so that the people will vote their choice without inhibition,' Metuh stated.