Hundreds of angry Edo residents have reportedly booed Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki after his convoy was blocked at the Palace of the Oba of Benin.
Obaseki who was disgraced and disparaged as a thief by the angry residents reportedly visited the Palace for royal blessings as he flagged off his campaign as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the coming Edo Gubernatorial election.
Recall that the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki was disqualified during Edo APC screening over certificate scandals which prevented him from clinching the party’s ticket and later defected to PDP.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the people at the ancient palace were rejoicing and making merry before they sighted his convoy from a small distance and spontaneously became an angry mob of protesters.
The embattled Governor, Obaseki was confronted by the angry protesters with chants of “thief” and other disgraceful epithets, demanding that he leaves the Palace and not “pollute the environment with his dishonourable self.”
WITHIN NIGERIA also gathered that the embattled Governor, Obaseki and his aides who accompanied him to the palace were dumbfounded and attempts to salvage the situation angered the crowd who were hellbent that the Governor, Obaseki must leave the Palace.
The angry mob stated that Obaseki has been rejected and is no longer their Governor.
Reacting to the incident, a palace source who pleaded anonymity said “what took place today is a bad omen for Governor Obaseki and his PDP. He selfishly came for blessings at a place he has not really sowed any good seeds and he received boos and disgrace. It is a clear sign of rejection and what is to come.”
“Some of his followers have already gotten the cue and they are abandoning him despite threats and offering of monetary rewards. That campaign, starting like this, can never be successful. The people don’t want this man anymore.”
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