Following the movement of Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), former party mate and Governor-colleague, Yahaya Bello commented on its implications for the ruling party.
Speaking to State House Correspondents on Monday, Governor Yahaya Bello expressed sadness that Governor Obaseki decamped from the APC under any circumstance but insists that despite his exit, the party would still win the Edo State Governorship Elections holding on September 19, as well as those of Ondo and Anambra states respectively.
“We are going to go to Edo State and we shall win Edo state election overwhelmingly for APC, we are going to go to Ondo state and win it overwhelmingly for APC.
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— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) June 23, 2020
His comments garnered tons of reactions from Nigerians, with many tagging his assertion as false confidence. A number of persons also concluded that there was no way the APC would win this year, stressing that the Governor’s statement was at best, ridiculous.
APC will win Edo elections over Obaseki , Ondo and Anambra says Yahaya Bello
He even included Anambra.
What brand of weed is Yahaya Bello smoking? pic.twitter.com/2OqssFNXZf
— Comrade ???? (@iAGB4REAL) June 23, 2020
Abba Kyari made you "win". Unfortunately for you, he's now of blessed memory.
APC will win Edo, Anambra, others — Yahaya Bello https://t.co/UDum7Nu5vx
— Chuks Akunna (@akunnachux) June 23, 2020
Some others praised the Kogi State Governor for speaking his truth and declared that he was courageous in doing so.
He might not be my favorite Governor, but i like his courage and doggedness. As member of progressive governor, what Edo APC families need right now is courage and message of support which is exactly what Gov. Yahaya Bello did yesterday. Massive respect Sir…, pic.twitter.com/bZ5Jf8Yv5o
— FG Palliative (@PrinceMerit_SA) June 23, 2020
"APC will take Edo" –Governor Yahaya Bello
7 gbosas for the White Lion. pic.twitter.com/M69JNSCyF5
— Gloria Adagbon (@gloria_adagbon) June 22, 2020
Some also commented on his prediction for the party in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship election.
Yahaya Bello bragged APC would take Anambra State.
I pray PDP gives Uche Ekwunife the ticket. Let the state witness what it means to have a visionary and popular politician on a ticket and platform as huge as PDP.
She would give APC a run for their money and rigging pattern.
— Fendi (@FendiEkene) June 23, 2020
It is yet to be seen how much difference Governor Obaseki’s exit would make, but political watchers appear to be following the developments keenly to see if the APC would retain Governorship of the state.
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