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Even if you don’t like Obaseki, vote for him – Gov Wike tells Edolites

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesome Wike, has urged Edo people to massively turn out on Saturday 19th September, and vote for Governor Godwin Obaseki even if they don’t like him, as doing so will end godfatherism in the state.
He made the assertion on a live AIT interview today, saying the All Progressives Congress, APC, is so desperate for power in order to perpetuate godfatherism in the state, but it should be resisted.
Wike urged the Edo people to be vigilant on the election day, so that the desperate APC does not steal their mandate.
According to him; “APC is a desperate party and the election is not between Obaseki alone. One man cannot determine the fate of Edo people, godfatherism has to end.
“A sitting governor cannot do his work freely without consulting the godfather. This impedes development.
“How can a man who has been disparaged be brought back by the same godfather? Will you vote a man who is facing corruption charges? Oshiomole is selling a candidate who poured acid on his fellow student to Edo people,” he added.
Governor Wike stated further that, this is the time for the Edo people to end godfatherism in the state and that the desperation of APC is why they should tell Oshiomole that enough is enough.
He maintained that the peoples will is the ultimate, so the people should protect their votes, and the the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu should keep to his words in ensuring a peaceful election.
The Governor urged the Edo people to take the election as their own contribution to the development of the state.
On Tinubu’s comment that Governor Obaseki is not a democrat, Wike posited that it is the Edo people that will determine if Obaseki is a democrat or not and that Tinubu’s talk has no influence on Edo people.
“Obaseki cannot be compared with Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Even if you don’t like Obaseki, vote for him for the purpose of killing godfatherism,” Wike said.
He said the concept of godfatherism in politics is a very bad one and the contest in Edo state is between the people and Oshiomole.
On the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the Police, the Governor maintained that what is obtained on election day will determine their readiness.

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