The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, during an interview on Arise TV on Tuesday said his predecessor and former chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, are a threat to democracy in Nigeria.
Obaseki stated that Tinubu and Oshiomhole had no position whatsoever in any party or any constitutionally-recognised public office and yet they go about trying to control those who have the backing of the law.
He said such people pose a threat to democracy.
The governor added, “For us, the challenge with people like Oshiomhole and Ahmed Tinubu is that they change their style and attitude, they pose a big danger to our democracy because they are extra-constitutional players.
“They have constituted themselves into what they say they are without any constitutional responsibility and trying to overlord themselves over people who have constitutional authority and if we allow them to continue in the mould they are, it will destroy our democracy and for me, it is straightforward.
“It is not about personal issues but about their role in our democracy. You cannot have people who are elected and guided by the constitution in office and people who don’t have such mandate or authority or any checks on their conduct to come and say they want to control people who have been properly constituted in office.”
Source: The PUNCH
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