Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has reacted to an interim injunction restraining him from contesting the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, describing it as an attempt by fifth columnists to destabilise the party.
Obaseki who spoke through his Media Adviser, Crusoe Osagie, in a telephone interview, on Tuesday, noted that opponents of the PDP were already jittery about the overwhelming support the party was receiving from the people.
He said, “The court order was obtained last night. Our opponents outside the party are trying to use fifth columnists within us to replicate the chaos in their party.
“They are worried about the popularity and acceptance of the PDP and our amiable Governor so much so that they have become desperate in their quest to stop a contest they know they will lose.”
The ruling All Progressives Congress is embroiled in a leadership tussle following the decision of the Appeal Court to uphold the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshimohole.