#Edo2020: Vote Your Conscience - John Odigie-Oyegun | CABLE REPORTERS

"I read with great consternation and disgust a statement purportedly issued by me on a so called outcome of the Gubernatorial election of Edo State.

First, let me state emphatically that at no time did I issue any statement, verbal or written, on the fortunes of the APC, or any other party, in the imminent elections. The said statement which is making the rounds in the social media, could only have originated from sick minds and desperate persons of criminal orientation.

My views and statements on the Edo State political situation have been consistent. I strongly advised against the mistreatment of Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki by the late unlamented National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC and his subsequent forced exit from the APC.

Governor Obaseki stood bravely for the dignity and pride of his people and in the process, suffered unacceptable indignities.

In the matter of who governs Edo State, the people are sovereign and no individual or group, whatever their status, can decide on their behalf.

I stand with the people of Edo State, and urge them to come out massively to exercise their democratic rights.

They should vote for good governance, common decency, principled leadership especially in the political arena, and the protection of their vital democratic rights.

They should by their votes, make clear that it is their right to choose their Governor and nobody else's!

There is no room for 'fence sitters'.

This is a special situation and 'primitive' loyalties should and must be set aside.

Remember Mr. President's admonition in an equally challenging pre-election situation in Imo State 'vote your conscience'.

There will be peace on Saturday, so come out and vote your conscience."

- H. E John E. K. Odigie-Oyegun, CON,

 Former National Chairman (APC).

 14th September, 2020.


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