Ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Edo state on Saturday, 19th September the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in a television interview urged voters to reject Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki at the polls.
Tinubu described the incumbent Governor as a dictator who undermined democracy in Edo State by preventing the swearing in of 14 members of the House of Assembly.
“Like he rejected the 14 members of the House of Assembly, reject him at the polls”.
Voters were also to shun violence and maintain peace during the process of voting.
The former Governor of Lagos also mentioned that Governor Godwin Obaseki rejected entreaties by the National Assembly and the Federal Attorney-General to allow the lawmakers take their seats.
According to him, anyone who could stifle democratic growth does not deserve the “democratic ballot paper.”
He said: “I want to appeal, as a committed democrat, and leader of all democrats, regardless of political parties, to our conscience and our commitment to democracy today, on the forthcoming election in Edo State.
“I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election. I have suffered with many others to bring out this democratic regime we are enjoying today in the country. Then, Godwin Obaseki didn’t participate in any aspect of the struggle to enshrine democracy in this country. Therefore, he could not understand the value and the pains that were associated with the democratic struggle”.
Tinubu said “ He rejected the appeal by the National Assembly and the Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who enumerated the path of honour and constitution of the country.
“Rather than obey and respect the law, he vandalised the House of Assembly in Edo by removing the roof and pouring gravel on the entrance of the House of Assembly to prevent the 14 members from being sworn in”.
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