The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, boasted that he would be victorious in the coming Edo State governorship election scheduled for September 28.
Obaseki said that he would floor his main challenger, Ize Iyamu of the PDP with a wide margin.
“From all the feelers we are getting from across the state, the indications are that we will win by 75 per cent. That is what the Gallup poll I monitored last night indicated. Particularly in Edo-South, things have improved quite significantly from the last poll that we received.”
He further added that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party is jittery due to the rate of defections from the opposition party, especially in Edo-Central, which many regarded as one of the PDP’s “stronghold”.
He explained, “Edo-Central has been very interesting. The amount of defections from the PDP has, essentially, crumbled the opposition party in the centre and even their strongholds. They are becoming very jittery.
He said, “Well, we were worried but we are no longer worried because if you were in Benin yesterday, you should have seen the demonstration of force by the combined team of military and police, essentially trying to reassure the people that the security situation in the state is intact.
“We also are very encouraged by the arrests that are being made across the state. You will recall that two nights ago, some militants who were being lodged in some hotels were arrested and I hope the investigations will lead to more arrests.
“I know that, based on reports and petitions, security forces are on the alert in the riverine areas, particularly along the River Niger and in places like Agenebode, where they planned to import militants from Idah (Kogi State) across the water. This plot is being financed by one of the well-known PDP leaders from the area.”
Source: Daily Post