As the opposing party, PDP prepares to challenge the outcome of the Edo election in court, the APC has maintained confidence about a favourable outcome.
There are strong reports that the intrigues and drama associated with Edo gubernatorial election that produced the All Progressives Congress candidate, Godwin Obaseki as the winner are far from over as they enter the court phase.
Indications of a legal tussle to vindicate Godwin Obaseki who is set to be challenged by the People’s Democratic Party was contained in the words of the outgoing Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.
The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the All Progressives Congress will lead evidence at the election petitions tribunal to show how the Peoples Democratic Party allegedly benefited from an elect0ral fraud during last Wednesday’s governorship poll conducted in the state.
Oshiomhole noted that, contrary to claims by the PDP that its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, was allegedly denied victory in the election, he (Ize-Iyamu) “is not worth 50,000 votes”, according to the Punch.
The governor spoke while addressing some APC youths during a road show held from Five Junction to Dawson Road, shortly after a visit to the crown prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness Eheneden Erediauwa.
The state chapter of the PDP had on Monday vowed to challenge the outcome of the poll at the election petitions tribunal.
But Oshiomhole said, “We encourage our opponents to go to court. We will be able to lead evidence to show how much they profited from elect0ral fraud because the Ize-Iyamu that I know is not worth 50,000 votes.
“So, it is like an armed robber rushing to a police station with bullet wounds and claiming that he has been shot, whereas he is the one who opened fire on very innocent people. We will expose them where it matters in our courtrooms.”
While expressing satisfaction with the performance of the APC in the September 28 election, he stated that the victory of the party signalled the final political “funeral” of the godfathers in the PDP.
The governor, whose tenure will end on November 12, noted that he would want to be remembered not only for the development of infrastructure but also for liberalising the political space, so that the youths could take charge of their destiny.