By Sylvanus Okpe
Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the statement purportedly made by Senator Daisy Ehanire-Danjuma wherein she was reported to have endorsed Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state as her private thoughts, which the party said, does not reflect the thoughts of Edo PDP.
Senator Ehanire-Danjuma, a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BOT) and wife of a former Defence Minister, General T.Y Danjumah (Rtd.) had endorsed Governor Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a town hall meeting hosted by the governor in Lagos at the weekend.
The publicity secretary, Chris Nehikhare, stated, “The comments, discussions and purported endorsements credited to her are her private thoughts and do not reflect the thoughts of Edo PDP.
“Edo PDP hereby disassociates itself from all that transpired between Senator Daisy Ehanire-Danjuma and the governor. It is abnormal and not politically savvy for party leaders to endorse aspirants of another party other than the candidate of their party.
“Being a member of the BOT confers some rights and privileges. It’s an abuse of such rights and privileges to publicly endorse a candidate of another party. This action calls for your resignation from such exalted position.”
According to him, the statement of endorsement is a morale-damper to the hard-working, committed and loyal men, women and youths of Edo PDP.