No man can stop my re-election – Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has expressed confidence in returning as governor of the state in the election slated for September.

Mr Obaseki said on Wednesday during an appearance on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, that he believed he would return the same way he was first elected.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return,” he said.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”

Obaseki will go head to head with the consensus candidate of a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for the party’s ticket during its June 22 direct primary.

“It doesn’t matter whether it is direct or indirect primary, I will win because I know what we have done in Edo State,” he said.

Obaseki denied claims that his ambition to return as governor would be hindered by inadequate “resources”.

He said: “I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.

“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources…I became governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it.”

He appealed that there should be no bloodshed over an election.

Ize-Iyamu, however, has the backing of the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who has been in a long battle with Obaseki.