- Governor Ganduje has vowed to ensure the victory of the APC in the forthcoming Edo guber poll
- The Kano governor said the PDP is only supporting Obaseki because of its interest in the state's treasury
- Ganduje boasted that the Edo state governor will be humiliated and Governor Wike isolated
The governor of Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has boasted that the APC will win the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
Ganduje, who is the chairman of the ruling party's national campaign council for the poll also said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is only supporting Governor Godwin Obaseki because of its interest in the state's treasury.
The Kano state governor promised that come September 19, “Governor Obaseki will be humiliated and Governor Wike isolated”.
Legit.ng gathers that Ganduje said this shortly after the campaign council was inaugurated by the national chairman of the APC's caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Prince Kassim Afegbua, a PDP member and former commissioner for information and orientation in Edo state, had reiterated that he would not back Governor Obaseki's re-election bid.
Afegbua said due to his stance, he has been inundated with phone calls by party officials who felt his recent outburst against Governor Obaseki was unfair.
He described Obaseki as a stranger in the PDP, berating the party for gifting the governor its governorship ticket in Edo state.
Afegbua stated that his current position on the governor is informed by a number of factors.
According to him, it is wrong for the party to surrender its privileges and structures to a new entrant in its fold.
“Within 24 hours, scheduled primary elections were postponed, and all processes leading to the scheduled event were disrupted,” he lamented.
He said the PDP should have directed Governor Obaseki to join another party, to create a stronger opportunity for the PDP to fly with older, loyal party members.
Afegbua noted that Obaseki's exit from the APC will weaken part of the party's internal structure, giving the PDP the chance to clinch the governorship seat in Edo.
He said compared to Obaseki, the APC candidate Pastor Ize-Iyamu, is diligent, responsible and has a sense of organisation and marksmanship.
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