EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK
Mr Sam Ogbemudia Jnr has said that the present Edo state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party led by Chief Dan Orbih does not have what it takes to deliver the state to the party.
He said there was the need for a massive reorganization of the PDP in the state if the party is interested in making any serious impact such as winning the Presidential and National elections in 2015 and the governorship in 2016.
Ogbemudia Jnr, whose father, Dr Sam Ogbemudia is a member of the PDP Board of trustees, said at the present time: “The PDP leadership in Edo is more interested in federal appointments than winning elections. Now those of them who have been given federal appointments, what has been their contribution to the party to winning the next elections? We have to recognize re-strategize, so that we can win elections.
“We need to have fresh and enterprising leaders. PDP has not won a single election in Edo since the present leadership came on board.”
Arguing further he said: “When you go into competition and you continue to loose you change your team. If it’s a business you change the management or the board. For me I believe that the PDP in Edo State should be recognized and the chairman changed, because either you have it or you don’t. Either you are Nessi or Sidane or you are not.”
Ogbemudia added: “It is not a question of tenure, we are interested in results. Its purely business. That’s what we are interested in; it’s not a personal issue. Dan Orbih is my friend; he just does not have what it takes to give us the result, that’s just it.”
The politician blamed the leadership of the party for the problem saying: “The leadership is not on ground; the board of trustees Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih – his job is to organize the party and strategize the activities of each state. However, most of the time you see him following the President about, when does he got to do the proper work?”