Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says a victory for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election will herald the disintegration of Nigeria as a country.
Obaseki spoke on Monday during the swearing-in of members of the Edo state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council management committee.
The governor, who was formerly a member of the APC until he lost the party’s ticket to seek re-election in 2020, said the PDP will put in all it has to ensure it wins the presidential election and majority of the national assembly seats.
He noted that the election is PDP’s to lose, adding that it would be an easy poll for the opposition party if they do the right things.
“I believe that this will be an easy election for us if we campaign right. Our heads should be examined as citizens of Nigeria if we even contemplate voting for a government like APC. God forbid APC comes into power; this country will break up; this country will fail. It has already failed,” he said.
“Nobody has done the kind of damage the APC administration has done to this country. I don’t know how we’ll recover. They have destroyed the basis of this country.
“By the grace of God, our candidate will win. We’ll bring back Nigeria; we’ll unify this country. We’ll reduce the differences we have and we’ll begin to build our country to what God says it should be.”