Governor’s Godwin Obaseki, the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming Edo State Election, replied Bola Tinubu for saying that Edo people should reject him (Obaseki) in the elections.
Recall that earlier today, a we published a story stating that Tinubu called on the people of Edo state to reject Obaseki, reason been that Obaseki has no value for the Democratic struggle.
Obaseki has come out to reply Tinubu, telling him that he cannot extend his political empire to Edo state. This was contained in a press statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.
The statement was titled ‘You can’t extend your political empire to our state – Edo govt tells Tinubu’.
“Our attention has been drawn to a television broadcast in which a former Lagos State Governor and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in his quest to extend his political dominance and empire to Edo State, decided to take over the role of Edo people to choose through the ballot who to govern them for the next four years.
“It has become obvious that the spirited fight which Edo people have put up against godfatherism has sent tremors beyond the shores of Edo to the likes of Tinubu, who has for years sustained a stranglehold on Lagos and other states in South-Western Nigeria, hence this desperate, last-ditch effort to rescue the unproductive political instrument, now popularly referred to as godfatherism, with which he has feathered his nest and built his political empire at the expense of the people.
“Tinubu knows clearly that come September 19, when godfatherism would have been dismantled in Edo State, the people of Lagos may just have found the recipe and formula for removing the chokehold placed on their collective destinies for decades by Tinubu, hence the inciting television broadcast.” The statement read.