By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
Dr. Isaiah Osifo, the candidate of the Labour Party in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State, has declared that“former Governorof Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, cannot impose his retrogressive politics on Edo people.”
Osifo made the declaration onSundayinBeninCity, theEdo State capital, while reacting to commentsattributedtotheAPC leader on the failed invasion of the Edo State House of Assembly by members of his party.
In Lagos State, Asiwaju Tinubu has succeeded in putting the destinies of over 20 million Lagosians in his pocket, who must go and prostrate in his Bourdillon residence before they can seek elective positions, buy property and even start a business.
“It is this retrogressive brand of politics that Tinubu wants to import to Edo State. But he fails to realise that Edo people have never been candidates for such mental dominance and subservience. He can check Nigeria’s historical records for this fact.
“Tinubu cannot do to ourpeople in the 21st century, what our forebears vehemently rejected till this day. He cannot subordinate a free people like us, who would give anything for the triumph of social justice, to his whims. He should learn about Edo people from the rise and fall of Adams Oshiomhole, the sackednationalchairmanof the APC,” he stated.
Source: observers time