- Governor Godwin Obaseki's recent comment that Nigeria will collapse if the APC wins the 2023 polls continues to elicit reactions
- APC presidential campaign council spokesman, Festus Keyamo says the governor's comment shows hos arrogant he is
- Keyamo also took a swipe at the Edo governor and his Delta counterpart, stating that they betrayed southern Nigeria
Keyamo, the spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima presidential campaign council described Obaseki as 'the Judas of our time.'
The minister of state for labour and employment further stated that Obaseki has denied many constituencies of adequate representation in the Edo state House of Assembly by not allowing their representatives take their seats, even though they were duly elected.
'We must make a statement come 2023,' Obidients react to Governor Obaseki's comment on running out of steam
He said in a statement seen by Legit.ng:
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“By making this abhorrent statement, Obaseki has clearly shown that he must be one of the elements within his party not only misleading his candidate and party but also enabling them towards inevitable electoral doom.
“This is to our delight, but we worry that if elected, they will inflict the same divisive spirit on our country as a whole.
“It is little wonder then, that his exit from the APC to the PDP was a signal of peace within the APC and the beginning of the unending crises within the PDP.
“It reminds us of the story of the Biblical Satan whose expulsion from heaven restored peace to that realm and pronounced woe upon the earth.
“Obaseki and his cohorts, like Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, obviously sold their souls for the Biblical pot of porridge by violating the zoning principles in their own constitution, thereby causing the present implosion within their party - an implosion that he now wishes to project on the country.
“Compare that to the historical stance of the APC northern governors who insisted on the unity of this country by rejecting power offered to them on a platter of gold, but rather insisted on power shift to the South to keep this country together.”
Keyamo stated that Governor Obaseki's statement is 'an outrageous statement' while accusing the Edo state governor of 'obfuscating arrogance.'
“We call on Governor Obaseki to apologize to the people of Edo state, to the people of the southern region, and to Nigerians as a whole for making such an insensitive and reckless statement in the face of PDP's insensitivity to the principle of power rotation in the country.
“Certainly, the day of reckoning with the masses is coming for the likes of the Judas of our time, Governor Godwin Obaseki!”
2023: Keyamo slams Dele Momodu for accusing Tinubu of plagiarism
Earlier, Keyamo asked PDP chieftain, Dele Momodu to stick to praise-singing instead of critiquing policy statements.
Momodu had described the manifesto of Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of APC, as an appropriation of the late MKO Abiola’s legacy.
But, Keyamo, in a statement seen by Legit.ng said the statement by Momodu showed how unserious the PDP is.
2023: For Tinubu, politics is family business, Obi/Datti campaign replies Keyamo
On its part, the Obi-Datti presidential campaign organisation has stated that no family member of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi will square up with Tinubu’s son, Seyi, to campaign for office for the former Anambra state governor ahead of the 2023 polls.
The campaign team was responding to comments made by Keyamo who asked Obi to draft his son into his campaign team.
Nigeria’s problems beyond a 70-year-old president, says Imulomen
In a related development, Accord Party presidential candidate, Professor Chris Imulomen has declared that the challenges facing Nigeria are not that which a 70-year-old president can tackle.
According to Imulomen, Nigeria needs a youthful mind who is at the peak of his or her career to lead the country out of her current doldrums.
He made the comment during a meeting with stakeholders of the Accord Party in Kano state.