Edo 2020: Easy ride for Obaseki as no strong opposition, says Wike


By Muhammed Saheed

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has said that Governor Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election has no opponent.

Wike, who serves as Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for Edo State governorship election, made the remark while he appeared on a live television programme in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.

He noted that the people of the state know the kind of candidate the APC is presenting going by the words melted at him by the former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole four years ago.

Wike said; “Adams Oshiomhole told Edo people that Ize Iyamu was rusticated from school; that he poured acid on a fellow student that destroyed his manhood. Such a character cannot be accepted by Edo people as governor during the election.

“I respect the Benin tradition and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence. If he is now retracting what he said of Ize Iyamu, who is sure that he’s saying the correct thing now.

“Adams Oshiomhole’s sudden u-turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people both at home and in the diaspora to use their votes to tell Oshiomhole they cannot take his lies anymore.

“From all indications, it is obvious that there is no strong opposition against Obaseki and he will win convincingly.”


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