- Governor Godwin Obaseki's supporters have been basking in confidence since the Edo governorship campaigns started
- One of such supporters is a renowned publisher, Lukman Akemokue
- Akemokue declared that Governor Obaseki is not contesting against Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, but Oshiomhole
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An ardent supporter of Governor Godwin Obaseki and publisher, Lukman Akemokue, has said the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the ex-national chairman of the Adams Oshiomhole will face defeat in the hands of well-meaning Edo people at the poll.
According to Akemolue, Governor Obaseki's victory at the forthcoming Edo governorship election on Saturday, September 19 is sacrosanct.
Akemokue who spoke to journalists in Benin city, the Edo state capital, said Governor Obaseki is not contesting against Osagie Ize-Iyamu, but Oshiomhole.
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He described Oshiomhole, a former governor of the state, as “a godfather who wants to seize the treasury of Edo state at all cost.”
“But, I tell you that Obaseki and his office will be preserved by Edo people because his performance in the last three years and nine months will earn him reelection.
“We will continue to pray and support him in his drive to make Edo a better place for all of us. By the time he is done, he will become a brand that every person will be looking for. We will not allow Oshiomhole to kill and destroy him for us,” he said.
He continued: “Obaseki has performed beyond the expectations of the majority of Edo people and will be reelected. He doesn’t make noise but is only interested in the result, unlike Oshiomhole who enjoys glorification.
“While Obaseki was the head of the economic team, the entire programmes Oshiomhole boasted about were his ideas. Obaseki is brimming with ideas and passionate about the people and development of the state.
“Oshiomhole has been moving around, hovering like a restless spirit, lying and deceiving people in order to demarket Obaseki who through his performance, has won the hearts, love and trust of Edo people. But Edo people will bury Oshiomhole politically on September 19, 2020.”
Similarly, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governorship aspirant in Edo state, Ken Imasuangbon, has said Comrade Oshiomhole and 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 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.
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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