The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said that Nigerians now want an alternative of the Peoples Democratic Party and All Progressives Congress.
Obaseki, who won his reelection on the platform of the PDP, said this in an interview with African Independent Television.
The governor, who came into power for his first term on the platform of the APC, was speaking on the lessons to be learnt last weekend’s Ekiti State governorship election.
He said: “How can PDP, the party, not win?
“They were not even number two.
“So, you can see that something is going on and we do not want this to be a trend.
“The future of our politics in this country is changing.
“I do not know whether you are closely watching what is going on.
“The level of disenchantment within the parties.
“I am sure in all of our homes now, we have so many people now who call themselves ‘Obidients’.
“I don’t know whether you have them in your house.
“Just ask them: ‘Which party are you?’
“They say: ‘Obidients.’
“They do not want us.
“They are not talking about PDP or APC.
“They are looking for alternatives and they are many.
“You see all of them queuing for their PVCs (Permanent Voter Cards) now.
“They are not looking at the direction of PDP or APC now.
“They are looking for alternatives.
“If we do not curb this, if we do not make our party attractive, I do not know what will happen in the next elections.”