Former Special Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prof. Julius Ihonvbere yesterday said the fate of the party is sealed in the state.
He said: “Nothing can revive the PDP in Edo State.”
Ihonvbere, who joined the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before the election, said Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s performance did the victory magic for the ACN.
He spoke in an interview with reporters in Benin City.
Ihonvbere said the result showed that the people rejected the PDP “as a party of wickedness, failure, and darkness, a party led by insensitive people, who do not mean well for the people.
“Our victory is 100 per cent. The godfather could not find God neither could he find the Father.
“The fixer was thoroughly and mercilessly fixed.
“He lost his ward, local government and senatorial district. The ACN is on solid ground.
“ What may come up is what kind of political future would Oshiomhole be looking at after four years?
“He may decide to say I have done enough, I am popular, call it quits and set up an institute on labour relations.
“He may decide to go for higher office and then begin to calculate what kind of alliance.
“What will determine the future of Edo State is what will determine the nature of the next presidential election. Adams has nothing to worry about at all.”
Ihonvbere added that the governor has a duty to handover an ACN that will win the next governorship election “because he (Oshiomhole) has to lead the campaign.”