- A former deputy speaker of Edo assembly, Yekini Idaiye, has expressed optimism of the APC winning the governorship election
- Idaiye said he will win in his constituency because the incumbent governor has no tangible project in the area in the last four years
- The former deputy speaker also denied collecting N40 million to remain in the APC
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A former deputy speaker, Edo state House of Assembly, Yekini Idaiye, has predicted victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday, September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
Daily Trust reported that the former deputy speaker, representing Akoko-Edo I, spoke with newsmen on Wednesday, September 16, on the chances of the APC in the election.
Recall that Idaiye was removed as deputy speaker after endorsing the APC candidate, Pastor Ize-Iyamu.
He said the APC would win in his constituency because there was no tangible project carried out in the area in the last four years.
The lawmaker also denied collecting N40 million to remain in the APC, describing the allegation as politics taken too far.
He, however, advised the electorate to come out en masse to vote, expressing confidence that the election would be devoid of violence following the deployment of security officers.
Similarly, a chieftain of the APC, Chief Sam Nkire, has predicted victory for his party.
Nkire who is a member of the APC's national caucus, however, said the win will likely be narrow, adding, “a win is a win.”
He also said those who believed that Edo state was still a ‘PDP State’ were living in the past, adding that the last two governors of the state were APC members.
Meanwhile, days after he refused to endorse the flagbearer of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, said he has no preferred candidate for Edo governorship election.
Odigie-Oyegun, however, advised the public to disregard a statement purported to have emanated from him projecting any candidate in the election.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement he issued on Wednesday, September 16, the former APC chairman said he lacks the power to determine who rules the state for the next four years as such a decision rests with the electorate.
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