In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, September, 2020

Is Obaseki About To Flip Into A Godfather In Edo? Test Out What He Has To Say

Is Obaseki About To Turn Into A Godfather In Edo? Check Out What He Has To Say

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, on Friday promised by no means to grow to be a godfather in politics, saying the idea is harmful to democracy.

He mentioned in case he turns to at least one, he ought to be handled accordingly.

Obaseki mentioned this in an interview with State Home correspondents after a gathering he had with the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He was responding to a query on whether or not he’ll contemplate changing the godfather that he defeated within the final election.

The governor mentioned, “Within the case of godfathers in our politics, I’ve mentioned in a number of fora that the entire idea of godfatherism may be very harmful to our democracy.


“That was why once we got here into the political fray 2006/2007, the mantra then was to eliminate godfathers from our political life.

“The reason being easy, the godfather has no constitutional accountability, the godfather acts exterior the structure and controls people who find themselves constitutional gamers. So, if we enable that form of scenario to proceed, it is going to be worse than army rule.

“When individuals who don’t have anything at stake, no checks and balances simply arbitrarily determine that that is the best way the structure ought to be interpreted or constitutional gamers ought to function, that’s why issues are available in.

“God forbid I grow to be a godfather, I ought to be handled accordingly as a result of it’s harmful to the idea of democracy.”

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