Speaking on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, Governor Obaseki said no man can stop him from having his second term because “God gave him the power”.
“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.
Commenting on the crisis rocking the APC in the state, Obaseki said he is not distracted, adding that his focus is 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 said.
The governor also rubbished claims from some quarters that he used the resources of the people of Edo State to become governor. He said:
“I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.
“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources…I became Governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it.”
Obaseki’s statement is coming shorty after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu emerged the consensus candidate of the APC faction believed to be loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Ize-Iyamu is expected to slug it out with Governor Obaseki for the direct primary of the party slated for June 22, 2020.