By Chinenye Festus:-
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked the people of Edo State to vote for the incumbent Governor of Edo State Godwin Obaseki who he said has rejected Godfatherism in totality.
Wike who appeared in Channels Television morning breakfast show, sunrise daily believes his Edo counterpart has earned the confidence of the people by resisting what he called ‘godfatherism’ in the state.
“First of all, Edo people, will you continue to allow godfatherism? Is it not an opportunity to end this godfatherism?
You wake up in the morning and you tell Edo people something, in the night you call the same Edo people and say ‘what I said in the morning, I didn’t mean it’; how do we now know the one that you meant?”
Governor Wike accused the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, of enslaving the people of the state.
“The mere fact that Obaseki resisted this godfatherism should be the one reason Edo people should vote for him. There are so many things about this election; it has nothing to do with Obaseki like I said,” Governor Wike said on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.
He said, “If there is one election I think that should be easy to win, I think it is the Edo election.
“It is very simple and why it is very simple is that this is to test whether Nigerians love themselves or not; this will show whether Edo people love themselves or not.”
“The same man said the PDP candidate in the 2016 election was not electable, why was he not electable? Because he said (I didn’t say, I am only quoting what Oshiomhole said), that young man, you can’t trust him with money.
“The same man who you cannot give an appointment to trust him with money is the same man you are telling Edo people ‘we can trust him with Edo people’s money,” Wike added.