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Edo 2024: Edo APC’s Unintelligent Lies, By Emeka Nwachukwu

IT is an open secret that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State is comatose and the only sign to show they are still in existence is through spineless lies, mistruths, and ill-fated propaganda on social media and the pages of newspapers which their hirelings sporadically churn out in a last-ditch effort to revive the dead political party.

These hirelings and agents of darkness have continued to tell unintelligent lies and spread complete falsehoods, making a mess of their assignment of providing the seriously needed perspective and constructive criticism that is expected of a viable opposition party.

In their last salvo of lies, the APC in order to market its bad candidate, Monday Okpehbolo, a man who had to opt for a ‘miracle centre’ to obtain High School certificate at the age of 36 and still failed, claimed that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Asue Ighodalo, had commended him for a road project construction.


To actualise their dirty job, they had photo-shopped the fake story on an old, fake hardcopy version of ‘The Daily Times’ dated, Sunday, May 5, 2024, with the headline “Dr. Asue Grateful for Senator Okpebholo’s Role in Benin-Auchi Road Construction.” What else could this be if not desperation taken too far?

Ordinarily, this childish stunt does not really deserve a response because it is clearly false, but it is necessary to set the records straight and constantly respond to their obvious lies so that unsuspecting members of the public are not deceived.

First, let me point out that Senator Okpehbolo is not undertaking any road construction project in Edo State.

Not only has he abandoned his assignment as a Senator, he has elected to traffic in dubious propaganda as can be seen in the said report. Moreso, his supposed masterstroke in getting the Federal Government to fix bad sections of the Benin-Auchi Road in Edo Central is another gimmick that has been exposed to be a lie.
The resort to unintelligent means is not surprising as one cannot give what they do not have. The vacuousness of Okpebholo’s candidacy shines through in the use of a photoshopped newspaper clipping for a hatchet job of image launderying.

One wonders if the APC thinks it can revive its dead political party or give life to its inept candidate by telling unintelligent and cheap lies.

Rather than dissipating its energy on laughable lies, why can’t the APC focus on issue-based politics and telling Edo people what they can do and offer?

No gainsaying, they already know their fate. Edo people know their antics and have rightly placed them in the dustbin of history with the defeat of the party at the 2020 governorship election, a feat that is sure to be repeated in the forthcoming governorship election in the State.

While we thank Edo people for the love and support they have continued to show the PDP and its candidate in the run-up to the electioneering campaign, we urge them to keep up the faith and get their PVCs ready to reward the APC for their blatant lies on September 21.

Nwachukwu, a public affairs analyst writes from Benin City

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