With the recent political activities and development in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has expressed optimism and confidence in retaining his seat as the Governor of the state.
News Nigeria understands that Obaseki made the remarks as his main opposition in the contest for the governorship seat, Pastor Ize-Iyanmu was given the expression of interest and nomination forms for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Obaseki, said he was confident of returning to power as first man of the state because “power comes from God.” He also said he is a man of peace and not a violent person.
“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.”God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God,” he said.
He said he had always canvassed for peace and believed election should not lead to bloodshed. On the rift within his party, Obaseki said that he was not distracted, adding that his focus was on developing Edo State.
“We have always canvassed for peace. What are the issues in Edo and what are the issues that cannot be resolved in a democracy. Our concern is to use the resources of the people to develop the state.”This shouldn’t lead to bloodshed. We will not accept to be cowed and intimidated because some people think that they can manipulate rules and cut corners,” he stated.