Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has told the Edo electorate that Governor Godwin Obaseki does not deserve any vote in Saturday’s governorship election.
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Tinubu said this in a sponsored broadcast on TVC monitored on Tuesday.
The former Lagos State governor told the people that Obaseki disregards laws because he was not pat of the struggle for democracy in the nineties.
“He (Obaseki) does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal to all of you.
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“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,” he said.
“Therefore, he could not understand the value and the pains associated with this democratic struggle.”
Tinubu said Obaseki rejected the advice of the National Assembly and the Attorney-General of the Federation to allow the inauguration of 14 members of the state assembly.
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He said Obaseki had rather ordered the destruction of the state assembly complex.
“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,” he said.
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“When the Attorney-General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria enumerated the path of honour and the constitution of the country, rather than obey and respect the law, he vandalised the House of Assembly in Edo by removing the roofs, burning gravels and rocks at the entrance of the House of Assembly only to prevent these 14 members from being sworn-in. Now, he is asking for our votes, your votes, our dear people. Is he a democrat? No, he is not.”
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Obaseki, now a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will contest another term as governor against Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
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