- Ken Imasuangbon has declared that the APC will lose the Edo governorship election
- The PDP chieftain says Governor Godwin Obaseki is enjoying massive support from the electorate and the people of the state
- Imasuangbon is a foremost chieftain of the ruling PDP
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governorship aspirant in Edo state, Ken Imasuangbon, has said the ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu are fighting a lost battle.
According to Imasuangbon, the governorship election has already been won and lost, stating that the PDP and its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, are enjoying massive support from the electorate and the people of the state.
Imasuangbon, who spoke to journalists in Benin city, noted that the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state will be a referendum on Oshiomhole’s years of failed influence.
His words: “Oshiomhole is gone; his era has ended. Obaseki will win with landslide victory; believe me, the governor will win. There is no basis for any right-thinking person to be talking about APC now in Edo.
“Oshiomhole didn’t allow Obaseki to work; he distracted the governor and put spanner in his works. But thank God for democracy; it is time now for the people to speak. That is why I stepped down for Obaseki. I salute his courage and decision to dislodge the rampaging godfather.”
“The election will be a referendum on Oshiomhole’s years of failed influence. Oshiomhole and all his people did not allow Obaseki to work. That was what happened. The election is going to be a referendum to reject Oshiomhole and reject APC,” he added.
Imasuangbon stated that Governor Obaseki is committed to ensuring that a person from his senatorial district, Edo Central, is supported to become the next governor of the state.
Meanwhile, the Lead Pastor at Hill City, Reverend Olu Martins has maintained that he remains an unrepentant supporter of Governor Obaseki.
Martins who is also the executive director, Canvassers for Democracy and Rule of Law, was reacting to rumours that he has jumped ship to support the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, ahead of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Speaking at a press conference in Benin city on Wednesday, August 26, Martins said he needed to denounce the rumour making the rounds before it wears the toga of truth.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that over 400 religious leaders in Edo state have endorsed Governor Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, for a second term.
The religious leaders who are mostly pastors in Assemblies of God Church said the governor’s re-election will enable his administration to consolidate on the successes recorded in the first term.
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