Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has spoken of the need to re-elect incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television Sunrise Daily, the Governor believes his Edo State counterpart has earned the confidence of the people by resisting what he called ” Godfatherism ” in the state.
“The mere fact that Obaseki resisted this godfatherism should be the one reason Edo people should vote for him.” He added, “first of all, Edo people will you continue to allow Godfatherism ? Is it not an opportunity to end this Godfatherism ?”
“You wake up in the morning and you tell Edo people something, in the night you call the same Edo people and say ‘what I said in the morning, I didnt mean it.’ How do we know the one that you meant?”
Governor Wike also accused the former National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole, of enslaving the people of the state.
According to him, this led to the disagreement between Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor and the subsequent defection of the governor to the Peoples Democratic Party PDP where he has emerged the party’s candidate in the election.
The governor stressed that Obaseki had sometimes said he was a governor but not a governor.
Wike further stated that the forthcoming election should be an easy one to win by the PDP as a result of previous comments attributed to Oshiomhole about the party’s candidate.
“If there is one election I think that should be easy to win, I think it is the Edo election.
Four years ago, the former National Chairman of the APC said of everything he has achieved, that it is of the brainbox of the PDP candidate.”
However, Oshiomhole has repeatedly denied the allegations and sought support for Osagie Ize Iyamu, the APC candidate in the poll.