Presidential Candidate of the Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has replied the Governor of Edo state, South South Nigeria, Godwin Obaseki for calling on Nigerians not to vote him and his party in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
Gatekeepers News reports that Obaseki while campaigning for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benin on Monday, warned against Tinubu’s emergence as President in 2023.
He said electing Tinubu would lead to the destruction of Nigeria.
Tinubu in a statement through the Director, Media and publicity of his Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, lampooned Obaseki stating that he was a ‘nit-wit’ and a ‘divisive, toxic’ human being.
Tinubu said, “While inaugurating the Edo State chapter of the already-destined-to-fail Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Council yesterday in Benin, the underperforming, ever loquacious Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki betrayed his oath of office by wishing for the break up of our country because of his brand of crass partisanship.
“For a man who swore an oath of allegiance to the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria to be a purveyor of ill-will towards the same country because of partisan politics smirks of total irresponsibility and recklessness unbecoming of a governor who has a constitutionally sanctioned duty to preserve the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.
“It is worth stating that we are not in any way surprised about Obaseki’s outburst about Nigeria’s breaking. He is, by nature, a divisive, obnoxious and toxic human being that lacks introspection and contemplation expected of a person occupying the office of a governor. He is obviously a man bereft of any iota of emotional intelligence and perhaps a misfit for the role he currently occupies.
“At his ill-fated event in Benin yesterday, Obaseki also repeated the earlier false claim he made in April 2021 on Nigeria’s debt and his accusation that CBN was printing money to share directly to state governments, as if state finance commissioners hauled the billions of naira that is due to them by cash from Abuja every month. Only a disconnected and diseased mind could imagine this scenario that Obaseki concocted.
“The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele debunked his lies in a manner that portrayed him as a nitwit, cheap liar and busybody who was just playing to the gallery. What a pity for a man who claimed to have financial background.”