National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appealed to Edo voters to reject Edo State incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki who is seeking re-election under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Tinubu made this appeal in a sponsored broadcast on TVC, noting that Obaseki is not a democrat and did not partake in the struggle for Nigeria’s democracy.
“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.”
The APC stalwart accused Obaseki of going against the ideals of democracy by preventing some state lawmakers from being sworn in by the House of Assembly.
“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.”
“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.”