* They sold their endorsement to highest bidder- APC
Thirty-five political parties on Friday endorsed the candidacy of Governor Godwin Obaseki for the September 19 Governorship Elections in Edo State.
The parties, under the umbrella of Coalition of Political Parties (CPP), said the the endorsement was as a result of what the governor has achieved within the past four years.
The Chairman of the group, Hon Collins Oreruan said the coalition is fully committed to ensuring that Obaseki is reelected come September.
“We shall synergize with the People Democratic Party, PDP, to mobilize the voters at grassroots on the reason the governor should be returned as governor,” the parties said in a statement.
In a swift reaction however, the Chairman Edo State APC Media Council John Mayaki said CPP sold their endorsement to the highest bidder
“With this act of betrayal and greed, it is safe to say that these parties have successfully and irrevocably done damage to their integrity and placed a final barrier to any potential for growth and relevance in Edo State.
“They make no attempt to increase their followership, present logical ideas to the people, or even make the most basic preparations for elections, whether statewide or grassroots. Rather, their entire existence is to negotiate and declare support for the highest bidder.
“Luckily for them, they have found a good client in Godwin Obaseki. As we have repeatedly said, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not in the business of paying for support. This is why he has focused on selling his manifesto to the people through an issue-based campaign devoid of name-calling and propaganda,” Meyaki said.