- Nigerians, via a social media post by Legit.ng have advised Governor Obaseki on what to do after his disqualification by the APC
- Many cautioned the Edo state governor from defecting to the PDP while others said joining the lead opposition party is the best move for him
- Obaseki has just announced his resignation from the APC but is yet to disclose his next political move
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Following the disqualification of Governor Godwin Obaseki from the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s primaries, Nigerians on social media have advised the Edo state governor on his next political move.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Governor Obaseki was disqualified from contesting in the APC primaries for the Edo state governorship election.
After his disqualification, Obaseki said he was not going to appeal the decision of the screening committee.
His recent visits to Governor Nyesom Wike has, however, fuelled the speculations that he may be planning to join the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a social media post, Legit.ng asks Nigerians what advice they would give the Edo state governor if they had the chance to meet with him.
Below are some key pieces of advice and recommendations Nigerians offered the embattled Edo state governor:
Daniel Ajayi said he would advise Obaseki to remain in APC despite his disqualification.
Ajayi said: "I would advice him to remain in APC! Reason, he should study the case of Ameka Uwosu at supreme court that you can't be a candidate of two different political party in one election.
"Going by this judgment he cannot be a governor through PDP or any other party in this context. He's already a contestant in APC having purchased expression of interest and also undergone screening. He should be wise!"
In his own reaction, Olonitola Felix Crystal said he would advise the Edo state governor to "be careful with any party he finally joins".
"I will tell him to be careful with any party he finally joins, because everyone already knows he has a missing 'i'. The day he tries what he did with Oshiomole, the party will remind him of his missing 'i'. Obasek is not Obaseki. Be warned," Crystal commented.
"If he decides to run on another platform, he should just settle for his 3 credit o' level result. Using any of the higher and defective 'certificates' will certainly backfire."
Shuaib O. Umar advised Obaseki to "keep his money and move on".
"Moving to another party may not help him. It was the same PDP that brought out the news of his bad certificates in 2016," Umar said.
Adeniyi Ogunloye commented: "I will tell him that, governing Edo State the second term is not by force, if the platform on which he emerge as the governor doesn't need him again he should take it like that and go home."
Isobo Cotterell said: "I would have advised him to let go like ex-gov Ambode. But you see we must start to begin to change the status quo politically.
"To let go would mean maintaining the wrong and faulty precedence set by these political godfathers which demands absolute loyalty to a few individuals at the expense of the generality of the people they are voted to serve.
"Therefore, I sincerely encourage him to fairly negotiate his way into the PDP and pitch his tent with the PDP and not any other opposition party.
"The PDP is the only opposition party currently that has a well organised and formidable structure that can give the ruling APC a fair contest in Edo.
"Your disqualification baring you from contesting in the APC primary to me is injustice and justice must be used to answer injustice through the ballot."
Idubor Scott Nosa said: "Just get PDP ticket and u have won already. U don't need to campaign too much Oshiomole has already campaign against Ize-Iyamu in 2006. Just promote those video on all platforms of Oshiomole leaching Ize-Iyamu. Edo people are with u just stay strong."
"Forget second term! And make sure APC lose Edo State," Christian Eseoghene Omugbe simply advised.
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has finally bid farewell to the ruling APC after meeting President Buhari on Tuesday afternoon, June 16, at the State House, Abuja.
The embattled governor formally resigned from the ruling party following a frosty relationship between him and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
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