September, 19 2020 is an important day in the political history of Edo State. The Governorship election which many have predicted to be tough will take place in Edo. All the 15 political parties are getting ready for it. For me the game is between the People's Democratic Party PDP and the All Progressive Congress APC. No disrespect to other political parties. Also, it will be a proof of acceptance between the incumbent Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and the former Secretary to the government of Edo State during the administration of Lucky Igbinedion, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The PDP and APC are already to go to the field to canvass for vote but this time according to the guidelines of the NCDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The All Progressive Congress yesterday received a major boost in its efforts to win the Edo 2020 Governorship election. The man who was the former Governor of the state, former President of Nigeria Labour Congress NLC and former National Chairman of the ruling Alll Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhmole made a return to Edo State Saturday night to join forces with Ize-Iyamu and APC to win the election.
It was a moment of joy and jubilation as the large crowd cheered the former Governor who faced a lot of political battle last month. The storm is over, and he is back and ready for the job. That is expected of him as the leader of the party in the state. But I want to remind his supporters and APC members that the People's Democratic Party PDP is already on top of this game. I'm not one of them but I have monitored developments in Edo and can say that the PDP has nailed Oshiomhole and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu POI with these five things.
The alleged video of Ganduje collecting dollars
I'm sure by now 50 percent of Edo people who will vote in that election must have sen that video. Although PDP has denied displaying such video but that video is enough to tell Edo people the kind of person Oshiomhole and POI have in their party. It is said "show me your friend, and I will tell you who you're".
Alleged 700 million naira fraud case of Ize-Iyamu
Ize-iyamu's case was heard again last two week by the court. He will still appear in court before the election. PDP will also leverage that to campaign against him despite that he was with them four years ago. That is politics for you.
2016 Oshiomhole's campaign statements against Ize-Iyamu
PDP has those videos on record. The have been releasing them gradually on their Social Media handles. Those statements are what PDP will hold unto when Oshiomhole will be out to campaign for Ize-Iyamu. Especially that of pouring his fellow student acid during his days at University of Benin. The fact is that it will be politically difficult for Oshiomhole to convince Edo people to vote for Ize-Iyamu due to his statements which are on record. His supporters and APC members celebrating his return should read the strategy of the PDP. They have leverage the statements of Oshiomhole and Ganduje's video to weaken Ize-Iyamu and Oshiomhole while displaying what Obaseki has achieved in the last 4 years.
Do you think Oshiomhole's return to Edo to campaign for Ize-Iyamu calls for celebration considering his statements against Ize-Iyamu four years ago?
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