Edo Guber Poll Set For Sept 19.


With INEC finally setting the September 19 date for the Edo State Governorship Elections, all hands are now on deck for what may turn out to be a titanic duel – unless the warring factions reach a truce. For now, there appears to be no let-up; while the Obaseki/Shuaibu administration are consolidating, the Oshiomole/David Imoise factions are itching for a space to move in. 

At the last count, there are no indications to show that any side was ready for negotiation.  It is rather incredulous for the once passionate and brotherly leaders to suddenly become implacable foes. That sudden twist of fate may be traced to Oshiomole’s overbearing attitude on Obaseki/Shuaibu administration. 

Politics!  It is said that what you cannot tolerate you don’t impose on anyone.  Oshiomole did not tolerate “godfatherism” in his days at the Osadebey house.  In fact, Oshiomole deployed harsh words in disparaging Benin legends like the late Chief Tony Anenih, Ogbemudia and even Pastor Ozase Ize Iyamu whom he described as “unfit” to govern Edo State!

So what has changed today?  From recent opinion Poll carried out to access the situation in Edo State, the results showed overwhelming support for Obaseki/Shuaibu administration.  The report showed that 65% of Benin’s are resisting Oshiomole because they do not want the return of his notorious thugs and bullies.  The report also confirmed that 45% of respondents believe Oshiomole is fighting for himself – not for the welfare of Edo people.