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‘God removed the snake’ – Oshiomhole vows to stop Obaseki

Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), assured party loyalists of victory in the upcoming Edo gubernatorial election.

Speaking to his supporters in Edo over the weekend, he expressed confidence that the APC will win the elections on September 19.

In a veiled reference to Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent Governor of the state, Oshiomhole said that he is glad that “God removed the snake.”

Oshiomhole, who has been quiet since the national executive committee (NEC) of the party dissolved the national working committee (NWC) that he led, said he was back on ground to “reclaim the state”.

“I did not expect that anybody would still be here. I wanted to come in quietly,” he said.

“God has taken the snake out of our house and to where he belongs. I have come home to join you and start the process of reclaiming the house back to the family of APC.

“I want to assure you ‘I dey kampe’. What gives me joy is that as they say, ‘he with God is a majority.’

“Now, I have only one mission and I’m sure it is our common mission to bring Edo back to the path of sustainable development. We want to bring back the era of red roof; we want to bring back roads with drainage; we want to return to government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

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Obaseki crossed over to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was screened out of the APC governorship race.

The PDP had granted him waiver to contest its primary and he won the party’s ticket.

He will now face Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his PDP opponent in 2016, in the September election.

Oshiomhole, who fell put with Obaseki, is believed to have assisted Ize-Iyamu clinch the APC gubernatorial ticket.

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