Four Years Is Not Enough For Me, Obaseki Cries Out
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said that four years is not enough for him to continue in the service of the people.
He begged for another four years to consolidate on what we he has done so far in the last three years
He however warned the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to stay away from the June primaries where the standard-bearer of the party will emerge.
The governor alleged that Oshiomhole has a favoured candidate to emerge as the standard-bearer of the party for the September election.
He said this in an interview with newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday after submitting his nomination form.
Obaseki said “Three years is not enough; four years is not enough to crystalise all these reforms. So, another four years will give me that opportunity to consolidate on what we have done and that is a promise of APC.
“We are a reformist party, we are a progressive party. That’s why I am here today to indicate my interest and my desire to run for another term as governor of Edo State so that I can continue in the service of my people.”
He however said that his visit to Senator Bola Tinubu, was a trouble-shooting move to ensure that peace returns to the Edo State chapter of the party.
He said, “The reason I went to see our national leader is that I don’t want the party to torn apart. I am a man of peace.
“For me and my colleagues, we cannot see a party we built destroyed; we cannot see a ruling party so weakened, and whatever it will take to secure peace, to secure harmony in the party, we are prepared to do.
”That is why I joined my colleagues to go and see the leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, to assure him that we are all working for the same cause, we are all working to build our party. From 26 states, we are now 20. We don’t want to lose any more state, there is really no reason to.
“We should all drop our ego and work for our party and the unity of our country.
“On a final note, I am actively pursuing peace, actively pursuing harmony in our party, particularly at home and I believe that we will secure peace.
He however called on Comrade Oshiomhole to recuse himself from the Edo State nomination process, saying that he is an interested party and it is against natural justice for a man to be a judge in his own case