Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has accused former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole and Bola Tinubu as threats to the country’s democracy.
Obaseki fell out with Oshiomhole in the build-up to the Edo governorship election.
Oshiomhole, who was instrumental in Obaseki’s victory in 2016, did not support his ambition for a second term.
The former chairman supported Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his party’s candidate, who was Obaseki’s major rival in 2016.
Shortly before the election, Tinubu, in a TV advert asked the people of Edo to vote out Obaseki on the grounds that he is a dictator.
However, Obaseki won the poll, beating Ize-Iyamu with a clear margin of 84,336 votes.
Obaseki on a TV programme said if nothing was done to cut Tinubu and Oshiomhole, they will destroy the country’s democracy.
He said, “The challenge with people like Oshiomhole and Ahmed Tinubu is that they do not accept and change their style and attitude, they pose a big danger to our democracy because they are extra-constitutional players.
“They constituted themselves into what they say they are without any constitutional responsibilities and try to overlord themselves over people who have constitutional authority and if we allow them to continue it will destroy our democracy.”
He said his views are personal and “it is about their role in our democracy.”