Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the upcoming forthcoming election in Edo State, Edo 2020: Governor Godwin Obaseki, has no opponent.
Governor Wike disclosed this on Wednesday in a television programme do people already know who the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is and according to Adams Oshiomhole, he is not worth it.
He said: “Adams Oshiomhole told Edo people that Ize-Iyamu was rusticated from school; that he poured acid on a fellow student that destroyed his manhood. That he is an armed robber that cannot be trusted with money.
“Such a character cannot be accepted by Edo people as governor during the election.
“I respect the Benin tradition and I know that Edo people are educated to know that Oshiomhole cannot play on their intelligence. If he is now retracting what he said of Ize Iyamu, who is sure that he’s saying the correct thing now.
“Adams Oshiomole’s sudden u-turn is a great insult on Edo people. This is an opportunity for Edo people both at home and in the diaspora to use their votes to tell Oshiomhole they cannot take his lies anymore.
“From all indications, it is obvious that there is no strong opposition against Obaseki and he will win convincingly.”
Wike, who also doubles as the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, stated that he and his team has accepted the responsibility to lead the campaign and he assured that the PDP will continue to take steps in strengthening the nation’s democracy.
He said: “It was not easy to have a sole candidate for the party in Edo State. People thought there will be problems, given the fact that Obaseki was coming from another party. But, party members, who are grounded and believe in the party, didn’t see any sacrifice too much to make.
“Even in Ondo State, the former Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, who decamped to PDP, contested keenly during the primaries and lost. If there are other pending issues in the South West, be sure that the party will resolve them.
“That is exactly what Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as the chairman of South-South States’ Governors, had done. He is making sure that we are all on the same page to ensure that all States in the South-South are controlled by PDP.”