Adams Oshiomole
Adams Oshiomole

Outgoing governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has vowed that the opposition party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or the royal family of Igbinedion will not produce his successor.
Addressing reporters in Benin, the state capital, Oshiomhole berated the former governor of the state, Lucky Igbinedion for claiming that the PDP would win the poll by a wide margin.
Oshimhole said that he was aware that the former governor and the opposition had been “in pains” since he became governor in 2008 because his administration had defeated politicians who had claimed to be political godfathers in the state.
According to Oshiomhole, “I want to make it clear to Lucky that the next governor can never be from the Igbinedion family. The next governor will be a people’s governor and that person, by the special grace of God, is Godwin Obaseki.
“I am aware that they are in pains since I became governor; I had to retrieve all they held hostage and gave (them) back to the people.
“Our people will never go back to the dark days and my fight against godfathers has been successful and that is why, today, any Edo man or woman can become a governor without going to any godfather. They (godfathers) are crying and I am happy. They will continue to cry.
“So, let me tell Lucky, my good friend, to forget about the result of the election because his PDP and Ize-Iyamu will not win. He should ask himself what his PDP has done in Edo to deserve victory.
“So, they should stop their bad dream of victory. Edo people have rejected the godfathers and they will not return.”
The political atmosphere in the state is currently heated up with the two major contending parties, throwing jabs at each other, following the postponement of the governorship election.
Edo governorship election which was originally fixed for September 10, was postponed by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, till September 28 due to security concerns.

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