You cannot extend your political empire to Edo State – Obaseki replies Tinubu

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, has attacked National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over his call for the people of Edo to reject Governor Godwin Obaseki in Saturday’s governorship election.

The APC Chieftain had made the call during a television programme, reacting, Osagie said the former Lagos sate Governor cannot extend his political empire to Edo State.

The statement read in part, “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.

“He should take note that Edo people do not yield their will, liberty and power of choice to oppressive figures because they are perceived to have economic and political means.

“We call on all Edo people, friends of Nigeria and all lovers of democracy to disregard all the comments by Tinubu, as the allegations about the Edo State House of Assembly and other claims in the broadcast are completely false.

Reacting, the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress blasted the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor Godwin Obaseki saying they are chasing shadows with their baseless allegations against the APC and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Lagos state chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, said, “Overwhelmed by the prospects of grim failure in this weekend’s governorship election in Edo, the Peoples Democratic Party and its mercenary candidate Godwin Obaseki, have resorted to chasing their own dark shadows. The governor is casting false accusations and blame at everybody for his imminent defeat. However, the person he should blame the most is the person to whom he dares not admit the truth – himself.

“The latest untruth of the PDP and Obaseki is the evil lie that All Progressives Congress and our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, plan to rig the election and buy votes with N300m allegedly polled from local councils in Lagos State.

“One must say that Obaseki has a fertile if wild and paranoid imagination. Had he better use that imagination to govern wisely instead of governing as if he were a conquering invader, then he would not be in the pitiable circumstance he now finds himself. Obaseki has always been his own and his state’s worst enemy.”

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