Desmond Elliot, Nigerian actor turned politician, has berated Governor Godwin Obaseki for selling “Edo no be Lagos” as a marketing campaign technique for his re-election.
Obaseki started to advertise the slogan “Edo no be Lagos” after he dumped the All Progressives Congress to hunt re-election on the platform of the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion.
Previous to his defection, Obaseki met with Tinubu in Lagos to push for his endorsement as automated candidate forward of the gubernatorial election in Edo State however the APC chief suggested him to undergo the direct primaries endorsed by the celebration.
Obaseki went via the direct primaries and was disqualified by the committee set-up by his estranged godfather and predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole.
Nevertheless, since his defection to the PDP, Obaseki’s efficient marketing campaign technique to affect Edo State resident to vote for him touches on ending Godfatherism which he claimed was efficient in Lagos however received’t be allowed in Edo.
However, Desmond Elliot in an interview on Thursday stated the slogan “Edo no be Lagos” is a curse which might be damaged by Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
Desmond, who was elected to the Lagos Home of Meeting beneath APC, famous that “Saying Edo state can by no means be Lagos State implies that Edo state can by no means be as developed as Lagos State.”
He stated: “What do you imply by Edo state can’t be Lagos state. You cannnot say you cant be Lagos State when Lagos State makes an IGR of over 30 billion each month. You may’t hear about unpaid salaries or pension. You see tasks arising, traders and funding arising, we’re the fifth largest economic system in Africa. So why will you say Edo can’t be Lagos as a result of you are attempting to promote an thought.”
Speeaking on god-fatherism in politics, Desmond Elliot stated: “If not for God-fatherism would he (Obaseki) be the place he’s at this time.”
Desmond Elliot added that: “A God-father takes care of the curiosity of his folks.”