Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, has explained why he visited Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), with other governors elected under the party’s umbrella.
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This came after Obaseki submitted his
nomination and expression of interest forms, ahead of the June 22, 2020, governorship primary election in the state.
Obaseki had warned the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to steer clear of all the processes leading up to the exercise, “because he is an interested party”.
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Explaining why he visited Tinubu, Vanguard quoted Obaseki saying:
“The reason why I went to see our National Leader is that I do not want the party torn apart. I am a man of peace.
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“For me and my colleagues, we cannot see a party we built, destroyed. We cannot see a ruling party be so weakened and whatever it will take to secure peace, to secure harmony in the party, we are prepared to, I am prepared to make.
“That is why I joined my colleagues to go and see the leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to assure him that we are all working for the same cause, we are all working to build our party. From 26 states, we are now 20. We don’t want to lose any more state; there is no reason to. We should all drop our ego and work for our party and the unity of our country.
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“On a final note, I am actively pursuing peace, actively pursuing harmony in our party, particularly at home and I believe that we will secure peace.”