The actor-turn political leader said this while mentioning his political career throughout an meeting ahead of the September 19 governorship political election inEdo
Elliot, that disputed and also won the Surulere constituency in 2015 said he is a item of godfatherism.
He also knocked Obaseki for embracing Edo no be Lagos as his re-election concept stating Edo state has a great deal to pick up from Lagos.
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He said, “A godfather always tries to look after the interest of his people. I’m a product of godfatherism but Tinubu has never for one day asked me to do something you know would be detrimental.”
“It’s progressive. So, let him (Obaseki) not castigate the whole thing. If not for godfatherism, would he be where he is today? My point isn’t even about him; it’s that I want to talk about my candidate.”
You’ll remember that before Obaseki defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, he consulted with Bola Tinubu in Lagos to for recommendation as a prospect ahead of Edo’s gubernatorial political election, but the APC leader asked him to comply with the party’s regulation on straight primaries.
After experiencing the straight primaries as suggested, the APC testing board invalidated him due to disparities in his qualifications.
Subsequently, Obaseki signed up with the PDP and also given that his defection to the party, he has actually been advertising the ‘Edo no be Lagos’ motto.
However, while talking on the motto throughout the meeting, Elliot faulted Obaseki’s re-election concept stating Edo can be Lagos because the state is the fifth-largest economic situation in Africa.
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He said, “You can not claim it won’ t be when Lagos makes an IGR of over 30 billion monthly. You can not read about unsettled incomes or pension plan. You see jobs showing up, financiers, and also financial investment coming.
“We are the fifth-largest economic situation inAfrica So why will you claim Edo can not be Lagos because you are attempting to sell an idea? Let me inform you something, commitment is very important.
According to political experts, the September 19 governorship political election in Edo state is greatly in between Governor Obaseki of the PDP and also Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC.