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Edo 2020: PSF Condemns Attack On Tinubu


The attention of the leadership of Progressives Solidarity Forum (PSF) has been drawn to a statement released by one Charles Obanor under the auspices of Progressives Solidarity Front on the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Edo State.

The offensive statement titled Progressives Solidarity Front to Tinubu: Hands Off Edo Election Or We Will Expose You which was reported by the Independent newspaper on Thursday, August 13, 2020 was full of bile against the person of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. There is no doubt that the sole aim of Charles Obanor was to discredit the image of the respected National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

For the avoidance of doubt, Progressives Solidarity Forum (PSF), a global platform for progressive-minded Nigerian professionals, uses this medium to inform our stakeholders and indeed all Nigerians that we have nothing to do with the author of the statement, Charles Obanor, and his group.

As a progressive platform that is committed to the promotion of progressive governance in Nigeria, Progressives Solidarity Forum (PSF) has highest regards for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all the leaders of the progressive family in Nigeria.

We are worried by the misleading action of Charles Obanor as the name and acronym of the group that he chose to do the hatchet job bore striking semblance to our group’s.

As a legal entity that was duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission and having built a strong reputation as a foremost progressive platform in Nigeria, we will take all legitimate steps to protect our group’s name. We, therefore, call on relevant security and intelligence agencies to investigate Charles Obanor whose offensive statement is antithetical to the fervent wish of all well-meaning Nigerians for issue-based electoral campaigns as well as peaceful and violence-free elections in Nigeria.