Edo 2020: You’re Not A Democrat, Angry Nigerians Tell Tinubu Over Attack On Obaseki
Nigerians have lambasted the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, following his attack on Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a viral video.
Tinubu had on Tuesday asked the electorates in Edo to reject Governor Obaseki, who is seeking re-election in office.
Speaking in a video aired on TVC, Tinubu said the people should vote out Obaseki in Saturday’s election.
Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 19 election.
Tinubu accused Obaseki of being a dictator in Edo, noting that the governor also lacked the rule of law and respect for the people of the state.
He said, “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.
“Therefore, he could not understand the value and the pains associated with this democratic struggle.
“He does not deserve any democratic ballot paper. Don’t vote for him, I appeal to all of you.
“Obaseki 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.”
Reacting on Wednesday, many Nigerians said Tinubu’s utterances on Obaseki was uncalled for and should be condemned.
They explained that the APC National Leader cannot tell the people, who to vote for during elections in the country.
One of them, Prince Zephaniah, described Tinubu as a non-democrat for attacking Obaseki in the viral video, noting that the people can no longer be deceived.
He said, “We saw the democratic struggle that turned him to Lagos landlord. The generation that was deceived in this country is dead. You can’t deceive this generation again.”
Akorede Oladipupo said Tinubu needed to be aware that the Nigerian people were now wiser.
“I’m not for any political party because they are the same, but how could someone that called himself a democrat ask people to reject someone. So, he is not a democrat.
“But when he was in their party, he was holy then? You (Tinubu) are rejected already, Nigerians are waiting for you to declare your ambition,” he said.
Source: Sahara Reporters