Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has said that he is not scared of losing the September 19 governorship election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made this known on Friday while speaking to Muslim leaders who paid him a coursey visit at the government house, in Benin city, the state capital.
Obaseki noted that he will win a second term due to his achievements in the last four years and the overwhelming love the people of the Edo state has shown him.
He also accused the APC leadership in the state of importing arms to intimidate his supporters, adding that he is ready to stand with the people and defend their interests.
“I am not afraid of any man but God. I know the gang up is to provoke me and my supporters but we will not fall for their tricks as God will help us,” he said.
“As I speak to you now, you can’t imagine that police from Abuja are already in the state and have been paid to arrest our supporters. They have been paid by a billionaire to arrest Peoples Democratic Party supporters in the state.
“This billionaire sponsored the attacks on me and other PDP governors at the Palace. This is to tell you the level of corruption and impunity we face.
“They are planning violence, bringing arms, intimidating our supporters as part of their strategy. They know that if we have a free and fair election, they stand no chance. Their strategy is to continue with their propaganda and lies.
“They know they don’t have a record of performance; their plan is just to intimidate our supporters and ensure they stay off the polling booth.
“They attacked my supporters and wanted me to react to the attacks. I will not attack them back because as the Chief Security Officer of the state, my responsibility is to maintain peace. We would continue to do that at all costs.”