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EDO POLL: ‘The way I came into power, that same way, I will return’ – Obaseki



Ahead of the governorship election in Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that he remains optimistic he will return to the office for the second term.

His optimism is coming amid heightened plots by a group of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to national Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, to deny him the party’s ticket.

Recall that, Osagie Ize-Iyamu have been adopted as the flagbearer of the party during the fort coming governorship election in the state on September 19.

However, speaking on the state governorship election on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, Obaseki said:

“You have to be alive to talk about elections and take part in politics. I am more concerned about keeping my people alive especially now that COVID-19 cases are rising.

“The governorship election is not a priority for now. I don’t think the election should lead to bloodshed.

“We have always canvassed for peace in Edo State. What are the issues that cannot be resolved under democracy?

“I worked for eight years behind the scene to develop Edo State before I became the governor. I don’t want to get the party’s ticket at all cost. I’m not a violent person and I’m confident of getting back.”

On how he came into power and how he was going to get a second term he said:

“Someone brought me into power. I know who gave me power. God is the one that gave me power.

“As far as God is alive, and wants me to return, no man can stop me.

“The way I came into power, that same way, I will return. Power belongs to God.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.