Emilokan’ can’t win elections in Edo – Obaseki to deputy.
By: Peace Adisa
The ‘Emilokan’ campaign slogan, according to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, would not succeed in the state’s elections.
He spoke when he welcomed the Edo South Senatorial District officials to Government House.
‘Emilokan’ was a term used by President Bola Tinubu during the presidential election campaign.
“Edo people will not accept ‘Emilokan’ as a strategy in government as they are not known for that,” Obaseki asserted. For us, the people will make the decision.
Even if you have ambition, now is not the time to show it because of what has happened over the past few months. The election schedule is still a secret. You cannot be a member of a government and be the one to topple that government at the same time.
“I believed that we would come together, depart as a unit, and let the public to commend you on a job well done before allowing them to decide for themselves. They are the ones who insist that we must go on, rain or shine. While acting one way, you are telling the world another. Despite being in court with your principal, you are devoted to your principal. Everyone has the right to have ambition, but they must exercise it responsibly.
Obaseki appeared to be talking about his deputy, Philip Shaibu. Shaibu recently took his principal to court to prevent him from dismissing him.
The Governor had charged his deputy of rigging the youth council elections in order to forward his own succession plans.