A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governorship aspirant in Edo state, Ken Imasuangbon, has said the ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu are fighting a lost battle.
According to Imasuangbon, the governorship election has already been won and lost, stating that the PDP and its candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, are enjoying massive support from the electorate and the people of the state.
Imasuangbon, who spoke to journalists in Benin city, noted that the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state will be a referendum on Oshiomhole’s years of failed influence.
His words: “Oshiomhole is gone; his era has ended. Obaseki will win with landslide victory; believe me, the governor will win. There is no basis for any right-thinking person to be talking about APC now in Edo.
“Oshiomhole didn’t allow Obaseki to work; he distracted the governor and put spanner in his works. But thank God for democracy; it is time now for the people to speak. That is why I stepped down for Obaseki. I salute his courage and decision to dislodge the rampaging godfather.”
“The election will be a referendum on Oshiomhole’s years of failed influence. Oshiomhole and all his people did not allow Obaseki to work. That was what happened.
The election is going to be a referendum to reject Oshiomhole and reject APC,” he added. Imasuangbon stated that Governor Obaseki is committed to ensuring that a person from his senatorial district, Edo Central, is supported to become the next governor of the state.