- Edo guber election is drawing near with an array of whims and intrigues
- Adams Oshiomhole has dubbed PDP candidate Governor Godwin Obaseki as a "snail in the race of tigers"
- The past APC chairman boasted that the Edo governor does not have the political acceptability to be a threat in the poll
Adams Oshiomhole has come hard on Godwin Obaseki with the immediate national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying the Edo governor is not a threat to the ruling party's quest to win Edo state election.
Oshiomhole and Obaseki fell apart with the political feud between the former godson and his mentor forcing the latter to resign his membership of the ruling party.
With less than two months to the Edo guber election, Oshiomhole seems to have heightened the political rivalry with Obaseki who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s candidate.
Speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, August 2, Oshiomhole said Obaseki's popularity is not a threat to APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The former APC chairman further posited that Obaseki is not eligible to contest because he has defects in his certificate making him ineligible.
According to him, Ize-Iyamu will emerge victorious in the election and shame Obaseki who Oshiomhole dubbed as a snail in the race of tigers.
“How can he be a threat? A man who is not even eligible to contest elections? How can a snail be a threat in a race where tigers are involved?” Oshiomhole boasted as he answered questions on the coming governorship election in the state.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has come under attack after saying Governor Obaseki, PDP candidate in the forthcoming guber election in Edo state, does not have a strong opponent.
Governor Wike, who is the chairman of PDP national campaign council of Edo state, had on Wednesday, July 29, boasted that Obaseki would win the election because his opponents do not have the political acceptability to challenge the governor.
But in a swift response, APC said the duo of Wike and Obaseki is planning to rig the forthcoming election through violence.
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