After the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the Independent National Election Commission, (INEC), the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that he would rather not be made governor than to have the citizens of the state killed.
Obaseki made this known in Lagos on Sunday in response to the postponement of the elections by INEC. He said, “We were ready for the elections, but when the police belatedly raised the issue of security, there is nothing we could do.
“I will rather not be a governor than to have the blood of many people shed by miscreants that were imported into Edo State to cause havoc”.
The candidate who made example of the electoral violence in Rivers State asked, “How many people have been tried or charged to court for the wanton killings and violence in Rivers State, let alone being convicted?
“How many people have been arrested for the blatant murder of the Port Harcourt lawyer?”
“These imported hoodlums have nothing to lose, they are not from Edo, and would not think twice before killing our people the way they killed people in Rivers State”, he added.
Obaseki further boasted that the postponement of the elections would do nothing to change the impending defeat of the opposition parties.
“The postponement was just a mere shift of the doomsday for the People’s Democratic Party and others.
“The people of Edo State have made up their mind never to go back to the dark era. They know me, they know the lineage of my family, they can trace me from four five generations back, they know I don’t have a violent past.
“I have never been charged or tried for violent behavior. Let me assure you that we will win the election and win hands-down”, he said.