Edo election: Tinubu, Oshiomhole will destroy Nigeria's democracy if not tamed, Obaseki declares
- Governor Godwin Obaseki has again hit at the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole
- Obaseki also lambasted the national leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, over his role in the Edo election
- Both Oshiomhole and Tinubu had asked the people of Edo state to reject Obaseki at the poll
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Basking in the euphoria of his victory at just concluded Edo governorship election, Governor Godwin Obaseki has described his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
The Cable reports that Obaseki fell out with Oshiomhole, who was a former national chairman of the APC in the build-up to the Edo election.
Legit.ng gathered that despite Oshiomhole's opposition to Obaseki's reelection, the governor was eventually declared the winner of the poll after defeating APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Oshiomhole gave his full support to Ize-Iyamu, who was Obaseki’s major rival in 2016.
Recall that a few days to the election, Tinubu in a TV broadcast asked the people of Edo to vote out Obaseki on the grounds that he is a dictator.
Obaseki, however, proved his worth at the poll by beating Ize-Iyamu with a clear margin of 84,336 votes.
Speaking on ARISE TV on Tuesday, September 22, Obaseki said if nothing is done to clip the wings of Tinubu and Oshiomhole, they will destroy the country’s democracy.
"The challenge with people like Oshiomhole and Ahmed Tinubu is that they if they do not accept and change their style and attitude, they pose a big danger to our democracy because they are extra-constitutional players.
They constituted themselves into what they say they are without any constitutional responsibilities and try to overlord themselves over people who have constitutional authority and if we allow them to continue, it will destroy our democracy."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Obaseki vowed to show no clemency on Oshiomhole if he continued to "unleash his lions."
It was reported that prominent Nigerians including former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Dele Momodu, and former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan described Obaseki's victory as a win for democracy and an end to political godfatherism.
In another report, President Buhari was described as a true Nigerian democrat after the Edo election.
The special assistant to the president on social media, Lauretta Onochie, in a tweet on Tuesday, September 22, described Buhari as a lover of democracy.
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She said it was absurd, unthinkable for people to expect President Buhari to emulate former president Olusegun Obasanjo in election manipulation.
Onochie described those who insisted that Buhari should emulate Obasanjo by manipulating democratic processes as members of APDPC.
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