With the declaration of results from the gubernatorial elections in Edo state, there are strong indications that Lagos politician and former Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has failed.
Chief Sunny Onuesoke, prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP had repeatedly counseled the former governor of Lagos state that Edo state remains Edo state and cannot be likened to Lagos state that has remained under his vicious grip for over two decades.
Onuesoke, in a statement on Sunday, 20 September in Benin City, the Edo state capital, reiterated his wise counsel to the All Progressive Congress, APC chieftain to refrain from getting involved in the moves to foist an unwelcome candidate as governor for the good people of Edo state.
According to Onuesoke, “it has become necessary to provide this counsel lest it brings about a collapse to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s already dwindling political relevance in the Niger Delta region and the country at large.
“Edo state can never be Lagos state where Tinubu and his ilk have pocketed for selfish gains as the people of Edo state are strong-willed and know when to say no to bad governance, bad leadership and autocracy”, Onuesoke stated.
“Now that the results have been declared, celebrations are already renting the air of victory over despotic and unwanted elements whose only purpose and intent of contesting the ticket is to impoverish the state and people of their resources through fraudulent means”, the PDP chieftain disclosed.
He added: “It will be very unpatriotic for anybody or group to foist a leader on the good people of Edo state who have taken a collective decision to return Godwin Obaseki and Phillip Shaibu back to office to finish the good work they started in 2016.
“Obaseki refused vehemently to share the resources of the people of Edo state with political leaders and their cronies which became a sin in the eyes of the “failed godfathers” and their cronies but instead, chose to develop Edo state and create wealth for the people”, Onuesoke stated.