Tinubu attacks Obaseki as governor threatens to end godfatherism in Edo, Lagos


The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has released a video attacking the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.

In his response, the Edo governor pledged to help end godfatherism in Edo and Lagos states.

Mr Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, in a sponsored broadcast on TVC on Tuesday called on Edo residents to vote out Mr Obaseki and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election.

“I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election. I have suffered with many others to bring about this democratic regime that today we are enjoying in the country.

“Then, Godwin Obaseki didn’t participate in any aspect of the struggle to enshrine democracy in the country. Therefore, he could not understand the value and the pains associated with this democratic struggle.

“He does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal to all of you.”

Mr Tinubu also accused Mr Obaseki of using his office to impede over 14 assembly members.

“He (Obaseki) demonstrated the act of dictatorship, lack of respect for rule of law, lack of respect for you the people who voted for those legislators prevented from being sworn-in. Today, he now comes back as a democrat wanting you to vote for him. Please, I appeal to you, reject him.

“Several institutions and leaders of our country appealed to him to respect constitutional democracy but he rejected all entreaties. He rejected the appeal of the National Assembly. When the Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria enumerated the path of honour and the constitution of the country.”

He also accused Mr Obaseki of destroying Edo House of Assembly by removing the roofs, burning gravels and rocks at the entrance of the assembly.

“Now, he is asking for our votes, your votes, our dear people. Is he a democrat? No, he is not.”

In his reaction to the video, Mr Obaseki, governorship candidate of the PDP in…

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