The Edo State chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Aziegbemi, has said that All Progressives Congress (APC) will not get 20 percent of votes from Edo North during the September gubernatorial election in the state.
The PDP chieftain said that the perception of the former chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, in that zone was extremely low. He maintained that what was happening in Edo State as a whole had shown that the people were tired of “godfatherism.”
Aziegbemi said, ‘The reception that the campaign council headed by Governor Godwin Obaseki is receiving from Edo North has been unprecedented. I am not surprised about what is happening because it goes to show that Edo people are tired of “godfatherism”. I must say that I will not be surprised if APC does not get up to 20 percent of the votes cast in that region during the September election.
While reacting to the honour done Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu by the Ogieneni of Uzairue, His Royal Highness Alhaji Kadiri Omogbei, who gave the duo chieftaincy titles, and considering the fact that the area is the home base of Oshiomhole, Aziegbemi said, “The people are not happy with the kind of politics played by the APC, and Oshiomhole, and that has played out in the way they have been supporting our party, even though Oshiomhole came from that zone.
“The people of that region know what they want and they are aware of the achievements of Obaseki as the governor. Edo people do not want any godfather”