The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has urged All Progressive Congress APC to be ready to accept defeat as the people had already settled for Governor Godwin Obaseki while commended the people of Edo State, particularly the APC members who had come over enmasse to the PDP, as they collectively stand behind Governor Obaseki in this election.
In a statement signed by the spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Friday, PDP told APC candidate for the Edo governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, that the people of Edo state have settled for the PDP candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki, following his record of personal character and performance in office.
The PDP appreciated Ize-Iyamu’s excellent description of the character traits of Obaseki, stressing that in line with his message, Governor Obaseki, has in the last four years, concentrated on unifying the state, doused political tension and remained completely focused on developing the state, which is the reason the people of Edo have collectively settled for his re-election.
Moreover, even APC leaders, including the former National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had also testified to Governor Obaseki’s qualities including his testimony that “Obaseki had been part of the tradition, he knows the vision, he knows the mission, he knows the target, he knows the challenges and he knows how to overcome them”.
The question is; which other candidate in this election has received such approval, recommendation and acclamation by the leaders and people of Edo State except Obaseki? Furthermore, given his track record of performance, Governor Obaseki and the PDP are ready for a credible, issue-based and performance driven campaign.
PDP called on Ize-Iyamu to look inwards and counsel his party, the APC, against its usual resort to violence, mud-slinging, electoral manipulations which had even started in their nomination process.