In Edo state, governor Godwin Obaseki, the PDP candidate, has scored the highest number of votes to defeat APC’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Mr Obaseki polled 307, 955 votes while Osagie Ize-Iyamu received 223, 619 votes. I am not from Edo state and certainly know little on the politics therein. But I cannot pass the opportunity to comment on how APC kicked Obaseki out of the party by disqualifying him on technicalities. This APC loss is also a low point for the former labour leader and APC chairman, Adam Oshiomole.
This is not a PDP victory or an APC loss. This is a victory for the Edo people. Yes, godfatherism politics has indeed died in Edo to a large extent.
Let us celebrate the Edo people here. Forget the loser and winner; they are the same. Watch out, Obaseki may be planning to return to APC while Ize-Iyamu makes it back to PDP for the next season. It is permanent interest for them, and only them.