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Edo State Governor Vows To Put An End To Godfatherism In The State

Edo State Governor to end Godfatherism
As the Edo State Governorship election draws nigh, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and Governor of the State, Godwin Obaseki has vowed to eliminate the act of God-fatherism in the state. Speaking at the Major and final rally organized by the party at the state's stadium, says the people are no longer interested in any individual or group of personalities dictating how the state should be piloted.

Recall that Obaseki had in early June defected to his present party from the All Progressive Congress on the ground that he was been denied of party ticket due to alleged failure of provision of WAEC result during screening.

Series of political jittery and violence have been witnessed in the state ranging from the destruction of property belonging to the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II to the removal of the State House of Assembly Complex roof among others during this campaign period.

The Governor also listed his achievements for the past four years he took the mantra, says he has faced political distractions since his defection to the opposition party in June 19. He maintained that his offense is that he refused to hand over the state's assets and treasury to few individuals.

Former Governor of Lagos State, Sen. Asiwaju Tinubu on Tuesday, 15 Sept. 2020 in a short video clip asked the people of Edo State not to give their vote to Obaseki, says he never respects the rule of law and therefore deserves no vote from the citizens.

Responding to the speech by the former Governor, the Chairman of PDP on Edo State Election, Comrade Nyesome Wike of Rivers State played down on the video, adding that Tinubu has no business or whatsoever in the state, says, "Lagos is not Edo."

In a bid to ensure and organize a credible election, free of violence, rigging, and vote-buying, the UK Government through the High Commission in Abuja has written to its Nigerian counterpart on the need to maintain peace and absolute tranquility during the Edo and Ondo elections.

They warned that any attempt to violate the electoral rule by any group or individual would attract sanctions which include Visa banning, assets seizure, and international prosecution. While reacting to the rate of electoral manipulations, they urged all parties involved, especially the two major opposition parties to call their members to order against any form of thuggery and chaos.
Edo State Governor Vows  To End Godfatherism
The Nigerian Police Force in a stakeholders meeting organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission also vows to prosecute any group irrespective of political affiliations who perpetrate violence on or after the elections.

INEC also reiterates its position in the upcoming election, says it will not compromise or allow to be compromised by any politician.

Henceforth, "no individual or few individuals that will take a grip of the state's treasury, and come 19 September, victory is assured," he reaffirmed.

In conclusion, the Governor advised all eligible voters to resist any act of intimidation from the security operatives especially the opposition party.

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