Governor Godwin Obaseki And His Many False Alarms

The Edo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to limit his lamentations over the national calamity that has befallen his party, the PDP and its disgrace especially in the concluded Ekiti State governorship election to himself.

The APC was reacting to a viral video by the governor in which Mr Obaseki raised what it called a false alarm on the impact of the social media ‘Obidient’ movement of the Labour party Presidential Candidate Mr Peter Obi, on the chances of other parties in the 2023 presidential elections.

In the video, Obaseki alleged that Nigerians were disenchanted with existing parties, and are looking for alternatives, hence the many queue for Permanent Voters Card, PVCs across the country.

A statement by the Assistant State Publicity Secretary of the party, Victor Osehobo on Thursday faulted Governor Obaseki and urged him to be wary of consistently raising false alarms instead of facing his job of governing Edo State.

“The APC is disappointed that Mr Obaseki who has lost face in his adopted party, while abandoning governance in Edo State, has become a false prophet who busies himself with fake claims and false prophecies about the Nigerian economy, the naira and now the 2023 election, all in a bid to elicit unmerited public sympathy for his abysmal failure as a governor”.

“All Nigerians apart from Mr Obaseki know for a fact that the queue for PVC is because many want to meet the new deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and more so at a time more people have realized that they are stakeholders in the Nigerian project and want to be on the positive side of history by owning a PVC which confers on them the power to choose the leaders they desire”.


“What abounds in our nation as the 2023 elections draw near is the morbid apprehension that the country risk falling back into the locust years of the PDP, during which the party destroyed our economy, looted the treasury and made the country a laughing stock in the comity of nations, to the extent that life became so despondent to the average Nigerian who cried to God for an alternative party such as the APC”.

The statement said, “The alternative party, APC has been trying, under the purposeful leadership of President Muhammad Buhari to clean up the mess of PDP’s inglorious reign while at the same time striving to move the nation to the next level”.

“We accept the fact that Obaseki and his failed PDP government in Edo lacks the capacity for feedback mechanism, however, the APC wishes to bring to the attention of the PDP that all Edo people today would wish this administration had come to its end.

“Notwithstanding, our party counsel that the governor and the PDP should prepare for more defeats in all the elections leading to May 29, 2023 which has begun with the evident disgrace the party secured at Ekiti.

“The APC urges Edo people in particular and Nigerians in general to continue to rally with our party as we collectively prepare to keep locusts represented by the PDP out of power and put our nation on the track of prosperity which President Muhammad Buhari and the APC has been striving to do”.#

Victor Osehobo
Assistant State Publicity Secretary
Edo State.


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