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The leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, Tuesday advised the people of Edo to reject the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Godwin Obaseki, noting that he (Obaseki) does not deserve their votes.
The former Lagos state governor who disclosed this in a broadcast on TVC on Tuesday, September 15, said Obaseki does not deserve any democratic ballot paper and should be voted out.
He said: “I want to appeal as a committed democrat and a leader of all democrats to our conscience and commitment to democracy, on the forthcoming election in Edo state, to reject Godwin Obaseki,.
“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.”
Tinubu who was among the APC leaders who campaigned for Obaseki for a first-term when he was elected on the platform of the ruling party accused the Edo governor going against the ideals of democracy. The APC leader explained that Obaseki prevented 14 out of 24 lawmakers elected from being sworn in when the Edo House of Assembly. “Today, he now comes back as a democrat wanting you to vote for him. Please, I appeal to you, reject him. Like he rejected the 14 members, you should reject him at the polls.”
“He 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,” he said.
— TheCable (@thecableng) September 15, 2020