… Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu signpost readiness for battle
By Emman Ovuakporie
Barely 25 days from today, the All Progressives Congress, APC must have produced a flag bearer for Edo guber polls as the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki continues to run from pillar to post to garner support to clinch a ticket.
ThenewsGuru.com, TNG reports that from all indications all avenues that could fetch Obaseki a ticket to run in the race as APC flag bearer have been blocked.
It was reported by some media channels that his attempts to meet with the Asiwaju of Lagos, Bola Tinubu was clandestinely blocked.
It was also gathered that he reportedly met President Muhamnadu Buhari to support his re-election bid and intervene on his behalf.
This is just as the annointed one, Pastor Osagie Ize-,Iyamu was declared a consensus candidate by loyalists of the APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Surprisingly, however, despite all the political noise being made by politicians in the state ,Oshiomhole continues to maintain a dignified silence.
This new oath to observe the science of silence by the loquacious former Comrade governor is being viewed by many political analysts as another political weapon designed to rattle Obaseki’s camp.
However, despite this unusual silence, Obaseki on Wednesday sent a strong signal to all his political detractors that no man can stop him from running for, and winning, the coveted governorship position of the state.
He equally sent a veiled message to the APC chairman that the party’s primaries to pick the flag bearer will be held in Edo not Abuja.
The governor told whoever cared to listen that he is not afraid of whatever mode of primaries adopted by the party.
Ize-Iyamu who has been congratulated by his fellow contestants has picked his nomination form hours before a group led by former Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh led a group to APC headquarters to pick that of Obaseki.
Nevertheless, as the primaries draw closer, the embattled governor has embarked on massive developmental projects across the state to further gather support before the primaries slated for June 22.