Stop depending on Thugs to win Elections – Obaseki lectures Oshiomhole


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The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a new turn with Governor Godwin Obaseki accusing the party national leader, Adams Oshiomhole of winning elections through thugs.

Obaseki made this accusation in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie.

The statement was a reply to Oshiomhole who earlier told his successor that “he (Oshiomhole) did not teach him to lose elections”

According to the statement, Oshiomhole was not confident enough in his performance,  hence, he always resorted to thugs and violence to win elections.

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“Even his allegory of politics being like a forest with dangerous animals is a poor excuse to continue to perpetuate thuggery and the keep the collective patrimony under the control of a few greedy and violent people in the name of winning units and ward elections.

“Good governance remains the surest path towards winning elections especially when you are committed to free and fair and credible elections devoid of the kind of violence witnessed in recent elections in the country.

“So instead of trying to pacify the violent and the lawless just because you want to win elections, Oshiomhole should support the stellar performance being displayed by Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo State, that way, he will not need the services of his thugs to win the next election.”

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