Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As the Edo State All progressives Congress (APC) state congress for the selection of the party’s flag bearer in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state draws closer, the incumbent Governor, Godwin Obaseki says he fears no mortal foe.
Governor Obaseki made his feelings known during an interview segment on Channels Television breakfast program, “Sunrise Daily”, on wedenesday, May 27, 2020.
According to Obaseki, “power comes from God”, not mere mortals, adding that if it was God’s wish, nobody could stop him from returning to office, since it was God, not man, who brought him to power in the first place.
Concerning fears of violence during the election, consequent to the deep gorge in relations between the two rival factions in the state chapter of party, the governor pointed out that he was averse to violence as a means for settling discord, adding that elections should not result in bloodshed, if things are done properly. He, however, expressed confidence in the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari led government to the enthronement of the principles of justice and the rule of law in the country’s electioneering processes.
The forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Primary is scheduled to hold on June 22, 2020. Earlier in May 22, 2020, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling APC, headed by the immediate past Governor of Edo State, and incumbent National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole had earlier announced that Direct Primary would be adopted in choosing the state’s gubernatorial flag bearer.