The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, during the buildup of the September 19 governorship election had vowed to bury the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, politically.
The governorship candidate of the PDP, while speaking during campaign in Oredo local government area of the state, noted that the election is between him and Oshiomhole, not Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC.
The governor had said Oshiomhole, his predecessor, would be “dealt with because he does not respect people of the state”.
“As a sitting governor, Oshiomhole decides to pick who will represent me in my house of assembly. Can you imagine the insult? That was where this fight started,” the governor had said.
“Because he believes, in his own mind, that Benin people are like chickens. When you throw corn, they will run after the corn.”
“This election is a contest with Oshiomhole. We have dealt with him at the national level, we will bury him politically in this election; because he has no regard for Benin people, he has no regard for us in Oredo, and we will show him that he is nothing.”