Obaseki and His Endorsement Game


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Godwin Obaseki

By Mike Igaga Jr.

In recent times, the embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, seems to realise that he needs a second term to continue as governor of Edo State. For a governor as powerful as Godwin Obaseki, a governor that can unilaterally orchestrate the suspension of the National Chairman of the APC and, therefore, remove him from office, his second term qualification does not need approval. He has clearly stated that he is most qualified for a second term. Governor Godwin Obaseki has addressed a press conference where he affirmed his qualification. Maybe on a second thought or by advice, he considered it ceremonial to tell members of his party that he is contesting for a merited second term and desire their compelling patronage since he is eminently qualified for their endorsement. In that meeting, the all-powerful governor made it clear to those who attended that it is conventional for him to have endorsement for a second…

Source: Thisday Newspaper