Godfatherism is good – Desmond Elliot


A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot has criticized the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki over his use of the campaign slogan “Edo no be Lagos.”

This is because he sees the slogan as an insult on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

He said, “A godfather always tries to look after the interest of his people. I’m a product of godfatherism but Tinubu has never for one day asked me to do something you know would be detrimental.”

“It’s progressive. So, let him (Obaseki) not castigate the whole thing. If not for godfatherism, would he be where he is today? My point isn’t even about him; it’s that I want to talk about my candidate.”

Obaseki had earlier sought the endorsement of Tinubu before being disqualified by the APC screening committee and subsequently defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Elliot continued “You can’t say it won’t be when Lagos makes an IGR of over 30 billion every month. You can’t hear about unpaid salaries or pension. You see projects coming up, investors, and investment coming.

“We are the fifth-largest economy in Africa. So why will you say Edo can’t be Lagos because you are trying to sell an idea? Let me tell you something, loyalty is important.


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