Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has pleaded the people of Edo State to vote out Godwin Obaseki, incumbent Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election which will hold on Saturday in the state.
Citing Obaseki’s handling of the state House of Assembly crisis, Tinubu described the PDP governorship candidate as a dictator who has no respect for the rule of law.
The APC Chieftain stated this in a sponsored broadcast on TVC, urging the people of Edo to reject the Governor as did the 14 pro-Osagie Ize-Iyamu lawmakers of the state assembly.
“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,” he said.
“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 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,” the APC national leader said.
“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.”