Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo believed the ‘Emilokan’ campaign slogan is not enough to win an election in the state.
All Legit News gathered that this statement was made by Obaseki when he welcomed the representatives of the Edo South Senatorial District to Government House.
Recall, during the February general elections, President Bola Tinubu used the phrase “Emilokan” throughout the campaign.
Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu have not been having best of times as of late, with speculations that Shaibu is planning to decamp to All Progressive Congress, and recently, he sued the governor in order to stop him from impeaching him.
“Edo people will not accept ‘Emilokan’ as a strategy in government as they are not known for that,” Obaseki said “For us, it is the people that will decide. What has happened in the last few months is strange, and even if you have ambition, this is not the time to express it.
“The timetable for the election is not out. You can’t be part of a government and also be the one to destabilise the same government.”
He had also accused Shaibu of rigging the youth council elections to favour his. Obaseki claimed his debut did this on order to actualise his ambition of succeeding him.