A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Edo State, Chief Solomon Edebiri, has described recent court judgments against candidates of the party across the country as expected in a developing nation like Nigeria.
This is just as he disclosed that PDP would no longer subscribe to the idea of godfatherism in choosing its flag bearers in future elections.
Edebiri, who is an aspirant for the 2016 governorship election in Edo on the platform of PDP, made this known in a chat with reporters in Benin City on Sunday.
According to the governorship aspirant, the adverse judicial judgments against the PDP would be a thing of the past in the nearest future as the country grows democratically.
“The PDP will give the judiciary a chance to do what it wants to do, whether right or wrong. The PDP will continue to respect the judiciary, allow their decisions to prevail and if at the Supreme Court they rule against us, we will let it be”, Edebiri said.
In his appraisal of the current administration, the PDP chieftain said: “We are watching. My best advice to President Mohammed Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, is that they should concentrate on taking this country to the next level economically, create jobs for our teeming youths and stop watching anybody.
“We will support him to succeed. That is all the country wants from us and you can see that PDP is already doing this and you know what the story would have been if we were to be on the other side.
“APC should be careful in antagonizing the PDP because, PDP would have stopped APC from occupying that seat if it had wanted to and this would have certainly led to war”.
On godfatherism in the PDP, Edebiri said once the Senator Ike Ekweremadu 2015 Post-Election Review Committee’s report was ratified by the national convention of the party, it would be a thing of the past as the party will be returned to the people.