Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki of committing the gravest possible assault on constitutional democracy and rule of law.
The APC chieftain made the accusation on Friday, August 7, when reacting to the unfolding political developments in Edo state, The Nation reported.
He alleged that the Edo state governor made a mockery of the country’s constitution by blocking the timely inauguration of two-thirds of the elected members of the state House of Assembly.
Tinubu also accused the Obaseki of resorting to dictatorship and escalating violence and tension in the state.
He pointed out that the blockade of the Edo House of Assembly and removal of its roof under the guise of repairs was wrong.
The APC leader also said Obaseki hindered representative democracy in the state by refusing to allow the Edo House of Assembly to function.
He said Obaseki’s woeful leadership of Edo State will hopefully be brought to an end soon by the very people of Edo state.
Meanwhile, a former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole has been accused of hijacking the campaign of the party’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the Edo governorship election.
The accusation was made by the Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF), the umbrella body of all APC governors in a statement on Friday, August 7, Business Day reported.
The director-general of the forum, Dr Salihu Lukeman raised alarm over what he described as the diminishing electoral value of the APC ahead of the Edo poll.
He stated that Oshiomhole has relocated to Edo state and taken over the APC campaign.
The director-general pointed out that the campaign in Edo at the moment appears to suggest that the governorship election is a continuation of the personal battle between the governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Oshiomhole.