Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a threat to his party in the forthcoming governorship election.
Responding to a question in an interview on Sunday about whether Obaseki’s popularity was a threat to his party, Oshiomhole said Obaseki is not a heavyweight who can influence the outcome of the governorship election.
“How can he be a threat? A man who is not even eligible to contest elections? How can a snail be a threat in a race where tigers are involved?” Oshiomhole said on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics.
The ex-APC chairman also said he was confident in the ability of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the party’s governorship candidate, ability to lead the state on the path of progressive development if elected as governor.
A total of 14 contestants will contest the governorship election scheduled for 19 September.