Political analysts have attacked Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of leaping from one political celebration to the opposite forward of the September 19 governorship election within the state.
Obaseki moved from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Social gathering whereas Ize-Iyamu headed in the wrong way.
Talking with Saharareporters on Monday on the political improvement within the state, Head of Division of Political Science, Prof Jonah Onuoha, described Nigerian politicians as a crop of individuals, who don’t have any sense of disgrace and are solely out to hunt private features above serving the individuals.
He mentioned Nigerian politics can not transfer ahead with the current crop of politicians leaping from one celebration to the opposite within the quest for energy and to attain their egocentric ambitions.
Onuoha berated Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu for abandoning their earlier teams and rising governorship candidates of the PDP and APC respectively in Edo.
He mentioned, “There have to be a change of mindset and new set of politicians. Nigerian politics can not transfer ahead till these set of politicians go away the scene.
“They lack focus, rules, values and beliefs. There isn’t any distinction between these in navy uniforms and what we now have now. They’re all the identical circulating themselves in energy.”
On his personal half, Govt Director of Coverage and Authorized Advocacy Centre, Clement Okechukwu Nwankwo, mentioned the state of affairs in Edo State had introduced query marks on the sustainability of political system and political events in nation.
He mentioned the state of affairs within the state was a transparent destructive indicator that had eroded confidence, loyalty and self-discipline within the political celebration system.
Nwankwo mentioned, “A state of affairs the place anyone leaves a political celebration and migrate few days to the first of that celebration and emerges as winner creates disaffection for the political celebration followership.
“It’s a deteriorating tradition of political celebration loyalty and self-discipline.”
The 2 political events had been alleged to have mounted strain on different aspirants, who had line up for the election to step down for Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu.
Apparently, in 2026, former Nationwide Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, described Ize-Iyamu as somebody, who couldn’t be trusted with public funds.
The identical Oshiomole additionally praised Obaseki
as one, who had used his â€œbrainâ€ and â€œcreativityâ€ to work for the nice of the state and the individuals.
Issues have nonetheless, taken a distinct flip at this time as Oshiomhole now rallies help for Ize-Iyamu and continues to sentence Obaseki at each alternative.
It was by means of his orchestration that Obaseki was disqualified from the APC major in Edo over alleged certificates irregularities.
It’s the identical state of affairs in Kogi State the place Dino Melaye and Sensible Adeyemi have swapped camps between the PDP and APC a number of occasions to contest the senatorial seat of the district.
Additionally, no fewer than 14 APC senators together with former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and 37 members of the Home of Representatives defected to PDP and ADC earlier than the 2019 common elections.
Analysts preserve that the observe not solely embarresses Nigeria’s democracy within the worldwide group but additionally casts an enormous shadow of doubt over the nation’s future.