The National Leader of All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, has appealed to Edo State residents against voting the incumbent Governor Godwin Obaseki, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
He said that the call had become imperative after several undemocratic action taken by the embattled govenor during his firt tenure, among which he alledged, his refusal to obey rule of law despite voice of reasonings from politicians and other stakeholders on the issue of 14 lawmakers he prevented from being sworn into the state House of Assembly.
The APC chieftain added, “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.
“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.”
The crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly began when it was inaugurated under controversial circumstances at night with only nine, out of 24 lawmakers-elect, on June 17, 2019, following a proclamation by the governor.
The lawmakers, who were not part of the process, as well as the APC, rejected the process and called on the governor to issue a fresh proclamation.
Watch the video were the APC Leader asked Edo citizens to vote out Obaseki below
Gov. Obaseki does not respect the rule of law.
Vote him and PDP out!@AsiwajuTinubu @tunderahmanu @Mr_JAGss @DeeOneAyekooto @kunleoduah pic.twitter.com/gjJJ23tW4X
— Adémọ́lá Oshodi (@ekometa) September 15, 2020