Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki have said the antics by the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole and his allies to abort his second term ambition will meet a brick wall as his track records are enough to earn him the party ticket and overall electoral victory come September 2020 if his party does not allow itself to be unjustly manipulated. He however remained optimistic that his party will play to the rules as enshrined in her constitution.
He made this assertion Wednesday while speaking on Channels TV Sunrise Daily.
“Like I said, I am not pertubed at all, the evidences out there speaks for itself. As Edo state governor in the last three years, people say we have done well and therefore any contest will be no contest if it’s not manipulated.
“Direct or indirect primaries, all I know is that I will win because I’m on ground and we know what we have done.
“With the work we have done in Edo state and the relationship we have with our citizens, getting reelected will not be a challenge or a problem.
“I understand various groups including market women Association have volunteered to pickup forms for me because they want me to contest.
“My party is a lawful party, I hope and pray that things are done properly in line with the party constitution.
“Yes I have issues with the National Chairman, yes we suspended him from the party in the state because of his anti party activities, but I’m not sure the party will seat and watch him be a judge in a matter which he is involved in.
“APC is not a sole property of an individual or the National Chairman. APC is a collection of interest, APC is a political party that is governed by rules even when some people are lawless.
“I believe that the local chapter have read the constitution of the party thoroughly and is acting in line with the constitution of the party and the practices within the party. If people decide to upturn them the way they want, we will see”
Speaking further on alledged romance with the opposition party PDP, he said
“The PDP is free to open their doors, I have enough doors in my own house so I don’t have any need to look into any other person’s compound. For now I’m very comfortable in my APC home. They could be some issues, but they will be dealt with”
Recall Obaseke and Oshiomole have been at loggerheads over the soul of APC in Edo state.