Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has boasted that he is confident of returning to power as the governor of the state because “power comes from God.”

Obaseki stated this on Wednesday, in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, noted that he is a man of peace, not a violent person.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return. God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God,” he said.

He also reacted to question of possible violence during the election, saying he is not a violent person and that the election should not lead to bloodshed

“We have always canvassed for peace. What are the issues in Edo and what are the issues that cannot be resolved in a democracy. Our concern is to use the resources of the people to develop the state.

“This shouldn’t lead to bloodshed. We will not accept to be cowed and intimidated because some people think that they can manipulate rules and cut corners,” he added.

“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources…I became Governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it,” Obaseki stated.


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