…say we’ll vote according to our conscience
The larger than life image of former All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s guber ambition may make him lose Edo 2020 guber polls.
TheNewsGuru.com, TNG, reports that the active participation of Oshiomhole in Ize-Iyamu’s campaign may deny the Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor victory on September 19.
Most Edolites who spoke on the forthcoming elections simply gave the victory to Ize-Iyamu because of his massive grassroots connection across the state.
But quickly added that with Oshiomhole standing with him his chances of emerging governor of the state is very slim.
One of the Edolites, a prominent son of Edo South who spoke under the condition of anonymity said:
“Look my son, if you delete Osho from POI, the election will heavily tilt in his favor because he has always been there for us.
“Every Christmas and Easter festivities, POI for several years must send bags of rice to us despite the fact that we know that he is not holding any Political office.
“This has been his tradition and such a man cannot come to me for his vote then I will look the other way, it’s impossible.
Another prominent leader told TNG that”in Edo South, POI is the ultimate if not for the manner Osho de-marketed him in our last guber election.
“You don’t expect me to raise the hands of the pastor that has been painted in the image of a monster before my people, it will dwindle my personality.
“I think I am bigger than that because it was Osho who decided on his own to rubbish us APC members.
“There’s apathy in Edo over the manner Obaseki was disqualified from the primaries in the first place.
“In a civilised clime, Obaseki would have been allowed to participate in the primaries, if he loses, well and good we will understand.
“But for Oshiomhole under his watch as APC Chairman to allow Obaseki to be disqualified for obvious reasons cannot really be deciphered.
“On election day, we’ll vote according to our conscience and I will add that if not for Osho, POI would have coasted to victory without stress.
The grassroots network of POI has been his major weapon in the forthcoming guber election slated for September 19.
He has maintained this network over the years and this may just be the tonic that may open the gate of Denis Osadebey Government House for him.