- Governor Obaseki has revealed that he would accept defeat if he lost fairly in the coming poll
- The Edo governor also lamented the rate at which violence is being recorded in the state
- Going further, he said the police did nothing despite reporting the violence to them
Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared his readiness to accept defeat in the coming governorship election in Edo state. However, he said this is based on the condition that he was beaten fairly.
Obaseki disclosed this when he spoke with reporters after his visit to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The governor who insisted that he is sure of a convincing victory said he is still worried about the security of voters in the state. According to him, his visit to the IGP is about security.
He added he has finished an intensive campaign across the 192 wards of the state but he is still concerned about election violence.
Going further, he lamented the violence in the state, noting that the largest percentage occurred in Edo north.
He said that they had reported the cases to the police, but nobody had been arrested.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that an ardent supporter of Governor 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.
Legit.ng had also reported that over 400 religious leaders in Edo 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.
In another development, the APC accused the incumbent governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki of regularly insulting and verbally attacking the Oba of Benin Ewuare II.
The Edo APC in a statement accused the governor of sponsoring a social media attack on the palace of the Oba of Benin.
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