THE ‘ONLY-GOD’ REPLAY IN EDO STATE
The long Governorship battle in Edo State has been rested with the scenario of ‘ONLY-GOD’ factor replayed as INEC released the gubernatorial results between Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leading against his opponent, Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) result has Gov. Godwin Obaseki of PDP winning with 307,955 votes against the 223,619 votes of Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress.
It could be recalled that this election was befuddled with so much intrigues and battle which resulted to the defection of Gov Godwin Obaseki from APC to PDP.
It was a last minutes political manoeuvering for Obaseki which many never believed he will survive when the political titans of the ruling party in Edo State led by Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of APC, raised tides against his candidature in the APC.
Many factors which would have worked for Obaseki’s favour as the Governor of the State turned against him. Even his personal aides shifted grounds just to smite him or in expressing NO CONFIDENCE in him.
The battle may have been so severe that Obaseki needed higher impartation and grace from persons like Governor Udom Emmanuel who had fought similar battle in 2019.
The ‘ONLY GOD’ in Akwa Ibom State seem to have taken over Obaseki’s matter in Edo State and the Political Goliaths did not know and turn tides which suppose to go against Obaseki to buoying waves for a rocking ship.
The scenario of the 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom State have replayed in far away Edo State when mere men attempted to take the place of GOD!
According to Mr Osagie, a source in Edo State Government House who spoke to Premium Times during the period of conspiracy against Obaseki, he simply acknowledged the hopelessness of the situation Obaseki found himself and described it as saddening because APC is a party supposedly reputed for change, equity and social justice.
“We have watched the mockery of democratic process, which Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, is administering and superintending over in our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC). It has been an unfortunate, disheartening and dreadful spectacle.
“We had initially asserted that going by the open display and enthronement of illegality by one man in the party that comprises several organs and eminent personalities, there is no way that Governor Godwin Obaseki would get a fair assessment in the run-up to the nomination of candidates to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming Edo gubernatorial election.”
Continuing, Mr Osagie said, “We have, therefore, decided that it would be effort in futility to appeal whatever the unjust outcome of the evaluation and screening process of the APC will be, especially when Comrade Oshiomhole has declared that he is the Supreme Court and ultimate determiner of the fate and future of our great party.
Today, the narrative has changed as the syndrome in Edo State can be said to be a Siamese with the 2019 syndrome of Akwa Ibom State which ONLY GOD took over the midwifery process.
He changes tides of POLITICAL TITANS to become beautiful threads which weave the political cloaks of the HOPELESS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE EMERGENCE OF H.E GODWIN OBASEKI as a second term Governor of Edo State but on the Platform of Peoples Democratic Party.