The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has called on the people of Edo to reject the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, on the approaching governorship poll scheduled for September 19.
Tinubu made the call in a sponsored broadcast on TVC, noting that the Governor does not deserve the support of the Edo people. “Obaseki does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal to all of you,” he said.
Speaking of how he suffered along with many others to gain democracy for Nigeria, the former Lagos state governor said Obaseki did not partake in any aspect of the struggle to enshrine democracy in the country.
“I, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, want to appeal as a committed democrat, and the leader of all democrats regardless of our political parties, to our conscience and commitment to democracy today on the forthcoming election in Edo state
“I want to appeal to you to reject Godwin Obaseki in this coming election. I have suffered from 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 democracy in the country,” stated Tinubu.
However, Atiku Abubakar urged the people of Edo to vote wisely and defend their votes. He further appealed with them to support governor Obaseki’s re-election in the forthcoming election.
“The democracy that we enjoy today was bought at a great price. We can only deepen and sustain it by respecting the sanctity of the ballot and necessary review of our electoral processes.
“As the great people of Edo State go to the polls to elect their governor this weekend, they need to be provided with a secured environment to cast their votes and be assured that their votes will count. I urge all dully registered voters of conscience and who truly care about the wellbeing of Edo to turn out enmasse to cast and defend their vote for Governor Obaseki,” he said.