Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says it’s good for the All Progressive Congress (APC) to contest against Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State because he has failed woefully.
Ganduje, who is chairman of the APC campaign council for the Edo governorship election, said Obaseki failed in the areas of human development and infrastructure in Edo state.
The Governor said this on Friday, August 7, 2020, when he accompanied the governorship candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to the Presidential Villa.
While responding to questions from pressmen, Ganduje described Obaseki as a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the APC would take advantage of his alleged failure in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state.
He said, “Your question is that we are contesting against a serving governor in Edo State. Yes, that is a very important question at this material time. It could have been a big problem if the governor performs well while governing his state.
“He could have been an asset to PDP. But I assure you that governor is a liability. In fact, it’s even better for us that we are contesting against a serving governor who failed woefully. He failed woefully in the area of human development.
“He failed woefully in the area of providing infrastructural facilities to the good people of Edo State, he failed most woefully in the execution of constitutional provision in the state, especially pertaining to the legislature.
“Fourteen members were out of the legislature for 13 good months. When we calculated, we saw those 14 legislators are representing 60 per cent of the population. All their constituents are unhappy that elected legislators were not given the chance to participate in the legislation in that state. In fact, all the legislation made should be considered as illegal. So, we are ready to fight somebody who has failed and it’s an advantage to us.”
It would be recalled that the former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole recently insisted that Obaseki is not eligible to contest in the upcoming election in the state.
Oshiomhole maintained that Obaseki’s allegedly forged certificate made his candidacy illegal.