Edo 2024: Title: Governor Obaseki Stresses Commitment to Fairness in Edo State Gubernatorial Race
In a recent interview with BBC Pidgin, Governor Godwin Obaseki has reaffirmed his dedication to fairness and justice in response to the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, declaring interest in the upcoming gubernatorial election in 2024.
Governor Obaseki emphasized that he would not unilaterally support Shaibu's candidacy but believes that the decision lies with the people of Edo State. He stated, "E declare for himself now, no be me go decide whether my deputy, na Edo people go sit down and decide."
Highlighting the importance of evaluating Shaibu's background and antecedents, Obaseki emphasized the role of the Edo people in determining the next governor. He expressed his commitment to ensuring that the process is based on equity, fairness, and justice, either through a turn-by-turn system or other considerations.
"As a leader, I will sit down and supervise. What is not fair, just, and will help Edo unite, my hands are not there," Obaseki stated firmly.
Addressing the issue of godfatherism in politics, Obaseki acknowledged the need for nurturing and mentoring but emphasized the importance of democracy, where the people ultimately decide their leaders. He noted, "Everybody needs nurturing and mentoring but not to the extent of teleguiding you. He can support and help you to make your decisions but ultimately at the end of the day, it is for democracy – the people must decide who will lead them."
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