Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has slammed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for asking Edo people not to vote for him during the forthcoming governorship election.
Recall that Tinubu, in a televised broadcast on Tuesday, had asked voters in Edo state to reject the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that Obaseki does not deserve a single vote in Saturday’s election because he is not a democrat.
But in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie. governor Obaseki condemned the former Lagos governor for making such claims on national television.
Obaseki boasted that Tinubu cannot extend his political empire to Edo State, noting that Edo people were determined to end the godfatherism in the state.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to a television broadcast in which a former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his quest to extend his political dominance and empire to Edo State, decided to take over the role of Edo people to choose through the ballot who to govern them for the next four years.
“It has become obvious that the spirited fight which Edo people have put up against godfatherism has sent tremors beyond the shores of Edo to the likes of Tinubu, who has for years sustained a stranglehold on Lagos and other states in South-Western Nigeria, hence this desperate, last-ditch effort to rescue the unproductive political instrument, now popularly referred to as godfatherism, with which he has feathered his nest and built his political empire at the expense of the people.
“Tinubu knows clearly that come September 19, when godfatherism would have been dismantled in Edo State, the people of Lagos may just have found the recipe and formula for removing the chokehold placed on their collective destinies for decades by Tinubu, hence the inciting television broadcast.”