Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Friday, said Godwin Obaseki will be re-elected as Governor of Edo State, stressing that nothing will stop the governor’s re-election because Obaseki has done well and deserves to continue in office.
Obaseki is a member of the All Progressive Congress while Umahi is a member of the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Umahi said this while addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy, and other Southern Governors’ Wives, who were on a courtesy call to him in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
The governors’ wives were in the state for the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wives’ Forum quarterly meeting.
Umahi said, “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say. I can assure you, you know as an apostle of the most-high God, I also prophecise. And because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State, no man can unseat him.
“I made this statement so that the glory of God will become larger. It happened here in Ebonyi; I have a testimony of what God can do.
“Even in our National Executive Council meetings, when Obaseki speaks, you see that he understands Economics. You see a man that came from a private sector background. We can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us.”
He continued, “You know as governors, we have so many elections. First is the primaries, the second is the polls, then the third is the tribunal.
“The other one is the appeal and then the election of the elections is the Supreme Court.
“So, it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you, you can’t sail through all these hurdles. It is God who has brought all of us to leadership and I say double congratulations to all of us.”
Earlier, Mrs Obaseki, who is the Chairman of the Forum, said members of the Southern Governors’ Wives Forum commended the governor for his hard work, which has led to the transformation of the state with many quality projects.
Mrs Obaseki solicited the support of the Southern Governors for their pet projects, which she noted was for the betterment of the society.
Members of the forum include Edo, Ebonyi, Abịa, Enugu, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ekiti, Ọyo, Osun.