The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC has lambasted the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki for his divisive comments towards presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Obaseki had warned that Nigeria will collapse completely if APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, wins the 2023 elections
The governor, who made the statement in Benin on Monday at the inauguration of the Edo State Campaign Management Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, said no administration had done the kind of damage the APC government had done to Nigeria, noting that the debt profile of the country under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd)-led government has hit N60trn.
In reaction, the Director, Media and Publicity of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, in a statement on Tuesday condemned Obaseki’s remarks and described him as “toxic and obnoxious.”
Onanuga advised the governor to stop his “scaremongering” and “the dirty gutter of bitter politicking and crisis-baiting”.
According to Onanuga, Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima had demonstrated capacities and competencies as Governors of Lagos and Borno States respectively.
The spokesperson recalled how Obaseki, on the other hand, does not have any landmark achievement other than paying those on whose shoulder he rose to political relevance in Nigeria with evil.
Onanuga said, “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 the introspection and contemplation expected of a person occupying the office of a governor.”
He described the governor as a man bereft of any iota of emotional intelligence and perhaps a misfit for the role he currently occupies.