A national leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has urged Edo people not to re-elect Governor Godwin Obaseki, saying the governor was nowhere when he and others fought to enshrine democracy in Nigeria.
Tinubu stated this in an ad broadcast on Tuesday by TVC.
“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 berated Obaseki for preventing the inauguration of 14 elected state lawmakers.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“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.”