APC Chieftain Bola Tinubu Under Attack For Asking Edo People to Reject Obaseki as Governor

Published On: September 15, 2020, 4:27 pm
Author: kacy lee
-- Online (f) at 15-09-2020 04:27PM

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The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has begged the people of Edo State to reject the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Godwin Obaseki, noting that he does not deserve their votes.

During a sponsored broadcast on TVC, the former Lagos State governor said Obaseki does not deserve any democratic ballot paper because he was not part of democracy struggle.

Tinubu said while he was taking part in the democratic struggle in the 1990s, Obaseki was nowhere to be found hence the governor’s inability to appreciate democratic institutions.

“I want to appeal, as a committed democrat and a leader of all democrats, regardless of political party, to our conscience and commitment to democracy on the forthcoming election in Edo state. I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election,” Tinubu said.

“I have suffered with many others to bring about this democratic regime that today we are enjoying in our 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 that were associated with this democratic struggle. He was elected a governor by you people of great Edo State because he presented himself to you then as a democrat and he was sworn in after winning the election. No one prevented him from being sworn in.

Tinubu added that the manner in which Obaseki dealt with lawmakers who chose a different path from his, should present a red flag for anyone who wants him reelected.

“Thereafter, members of the State Assembly who got elected along with him, specifically 24 of them. Out of this 24, he prevented 14 of them from being sworn-in. A lack of respect for you the people who voted for those legislators.

“Today he now comes round as a democrat, wanting you to vote for him. Please, I appeal to you: reject him. Several institutions and leaders of our country appealed to him to respect constitutional democracy. But he rejected all entreaties. He rejected the appeal from the national assembly.

“When 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 state house of assembly in Edo by removing the roofs, pouring gravels on the entrances of the house of assembly only to prevent these 14 members from being sworn-in.

“Now he’s asking for your votes, our dear people. Is this a democrat? No. He does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal to all of you.

“While maintaining peace and non violence on the day of the election, like he rejected the 14 members, you should reject him at the polls. Thank you very much,” Tinubu concluded.

But this didnt seat well with many Nigerians as one of reacted saying:

Is Bola Tinubu making sense here?

He wants Edo people not to vote for Gov Obaseki because he was not part of democracy struggle.

Shebi na him & Buhari who he supports marched together in the struggle for June 12?

Is it hypocrisy or that dust they say he sniffs talking?

-- leykelvin11 (m) at 15-09-2020 06:55PM
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I imagine where this country is really heading to. How on earth will Tinubu come up to tell Edo People to vote for a man like Ize Iyamu? A man with criminal and questionable charachters. A man who should never have been allowed to seek public office in his life again judging from the fact, that he is having charges against him at the court over the 700 Million Naira he misappropriated. You must be a criminal too to support such a person.
Anyway Birds of the same feathers they say flocked together.
Tinubu should again be reminded, that Edo is not Lagos. He should get this straight into his head. He shouldn´t even make the mistake of extending his influence to Edo State
The Edos will certainly resist him and put him where he belongs.
Oshiomhole knows this already. Whoever attempt to bring Evil to Edo State, we the Edo People always have a way of ending the political Career of such person. Again Oshiomhole knows this.
Edo is unique. Have you ever sat down and know why Edo is the Heart beat of the country?. Please do so. Tinubu be warned.

A word is enough for the wise.

God bless Edo State
-- nikiniki (f) at 15-09-2020 07:28PM
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Useless man....what struggle was he talking about? How well has the country fared since then....is appointment by electoral voting or selection? Aren't the country moving towards anarchy? So, if he's a performer, because he's not part of your apc, he's not part of your struggle, then people should not vote for him? You must be high on cocaine.
-- DMJazz Online (f) at 15-09-2020 07:44PM
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The old cargo looks high as fvck
-- kaposky Online (m) at 15-09-2020 07:58PM
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