By Dr. Harrison Omorodion
It was a show of shame for the Director-General of Obaseki campaign organization, Osarodion Ogie,who is also Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s Chief of Staff and Dennis Idahosa at Iguobazuwa on June 13, 2016 as they sought to buy up Personal Voters Cards PVC) from Ovia South-West delegates at a meeting held at the party secretariat.
The trio in company of others had intimated the delegates of their desire to pay 25,000 to each delegates in other to have them surrender their voters card to them as a demonstration of their commitment to Obaseki’s candidacy but were however rebuffed by the delegates who vowed not to part with their voters card for any sum of money.
They were told in clear terms by representatives from the various wards that the demand for PVC was untenable ahead of the APC primaries.
Miffed by the developments the PVC merchants only parted away with 500,000 naira for the entire delegates to enable them return back
It will be recalled that several persons have raised alarm over the desperate and criminal act if mopping up delegates PVC by the Obaseki supporters in other have them cloned for none delegates to gain access to the venue of the primaries or induce the delegates into camping or deny those that are not likely to vote for them access into the venue.
Ten out of the 12 screened aspirants have petitioned the national leadership of the party to quickly address the issue in the interest of the integrity of the process.
A lot of party members have expressed disappointment over the desperation of Obaseki and his minders to win the forthcoming primaries at all cost by engaging in criminal and underhand tactics.
If care is not taken the way things are been handled by agents of government who are pushing for the Obaseki candidacy ahead of the primaries may inflict on serious damage on the chances of the party winning the general election.
As things stands Other aspirants except Obaseki are preparing for a free and fair primaries which only the National leadership of the party can guarantee. It will be recalled that Obaseki is the anointed candidate of Governor ADAMS Oshiomhole , but he is battling to get the acceptance among party delegates even in the face of humongous sum of money that the Governor has deployed into selling him.
Saturday 18, June will tell if Gov Oshiomhole will have his way.
Dr. Harrison Omorodion
Public Affairs Analyst