Edo Poll: Is a miracle if I lose – Obaseki


Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday said he did not see himself losing in the September 19 governorship election in the state.

Obaseki is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he joined from the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ahead of the election, the governor has been in a running battle with his former party and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and former National Chairman, Comrade Adams Ooshiomhole.

In an interview with newsmen after meeting with the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja to brief the IGP on the security situation in the state, Obaseki said he was sure of victory  adding that it would be a miracle if the result did not go his way.

His word: “The election is almost a no-contest because we cannot even find the opposition party in the field. So, the issue of me losing is very remote except something miraculous happens. If I lose in a fair contest as a democrat, I would accept but from what we know today, from all evidence available, Edo people have spoken and we just want an opportunity for them to express their views on that day.

“Our concern is that people wouldn’t be allowed to vote peacefully and express themselves the way they deserve.”

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