Coalition of 35 political parties declares support for Godwin Obaseki ahead of September 19, Edo governorship election. The chairman of the Coalition of Political Parties, Hon Collins Oraeruan gave achievements of Obaseki in the past four years as reason for their support.
At a press conference, Oraeruan said,
“‘instead of acting as individual entities, it will be more effective to support the governor as a block with our existing party structure across the state.
“We have advised our individual governorship candidates to withdraw and join hands with Obaseki to build on the growth and developmental legacies and foundation he has laid in his first tenure.
“We shall synergize with the People Democratic Party, PDP, to mobilize the voters at grassroots on the reason the governor should be returned as governor”
Reacting to the development, the chairman of Edo state APC media council said the move was means by the actors to get financial reward from Obaseki.
Mayaki in a statement said “With this act of betrayal and greed, it is safe to say that these parties have successfully and irrevocably done damage to their integrity and placed a final barrier to any potential for growth and relevance in Edo State.
“They make no attempt to increase their followership, present logical ideas to the people, or even make the most basic preparations for elections, whether statewide or grassroots. Rather, their entire existence is to negotiate and declare support for the highest bidder.
“Luckily for them, they have found a good client in Godwin Obaseki. As we have repeatedly said, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is not in the business of paying for support. This is why he has focused on selling his manifesto to the people through an issue-based campaign devoid of name calling and propaganda.”