A former Commissioner for Information and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Chief Charles Idahosa, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki will not chicken out from the governorship election despite his disqualification from the primaries by the APC screening committee last week, according to INDEPENDENT.
Chief Idahosa who spoke with INDEPENDENT, said governor Obaseki will not take the ‘Ambode option’ as being suggested by some people because Edo is not Lagos.
According to him, the scenario is different when compared to Edo state as Governor Obaseki controls all the party’s structures from state executive to ward level.
“We’ve always said that Edo is not Lagos. What happened in Ambode’s case was that Ambode depended 100 percent on Tinubu. All the structures of the party are in Tinubu’s hands.
“That was why on the day of the primary, the Deputy Governor, SSG all of them ran away from Ambode and he lost woefully.
“We control the executive of the party and all other apparatus of the party. So, we are not afraid at all because the situation in Edo and Lagos are not similar. That is why you see Oshiomhole doing everything to stop the governor from contesting but it will fail,” he said.