- Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is confident that the APC will record a landslide victory in the Edo governorship election
- The immediate past national chairman of the APC stated this when he addressed a large crowd of party supporters
- Oshiomhole said the attributes of the party’s candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has made the APC the natural choice of all
The immediate-past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has assured supporters of the party in Edo state that the party will record a landslide victory in the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
Oshiomhole, an ex-governor of the state, made the comment when he arrived Benin city to a heroic welcome on Thursday, July 23.
Oshiomhole has not been to the state since he was ousted as the ruling party's chairman.
Thousands of party supporters and other residents lined streets and thronged other spaces to cheer his arrival.
The former governor says he is in the state to join in the preparations of the APC for the election scheduled for Saturday, September 19.
Addressing the crowd that gathered to welcome him, Oshiomhole said he was overwhelmed by the natural display of love and assured the people that the APC will secure victory at the polls with a wide margin.
Recently, Pastor Ize-Iyamu won an online poll conducted by Ripples Nigeria on Wednesday, July 22 ahead of the election.
48 per cent of respondents said they will vote for the APC candidate while 46 per cent picked Governor Obaseki.
Five per cent of the respondents picked other candidates aside the two main challengers.
Meanwhile, the APC has instituted a case of certificate forgery and perjury against Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, at a Federal High Court in Benin city, the state capital.
The APC and one of its members, Edobor Williams, instituted the cases, asking the court to disqualify the governor and his deputy from participating in the election.
In two separate suits, the plaintiffs want the court to stop Obaseki and Shaibu from participating in the election for allegedly lying on oath and submitting false documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
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