By Osahon Osahon
The immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says he will lead his party to defeat Governor Godwin Obaseki in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Oshiomhole, also immediate past governor of the state, said his successor, Obaseki has put the state in a retrogressive gear since taken over the leadership of the state.
The former labour leader disclosed this Saturday night while addressing his kinsmen and supporters at his Iyamho country home, in Etsako West local government area of the state.
He boasted he is back home to work for the defeat and humiliation of Obaseki, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election.
The former APC chairman vowed to team up with other members of the APC to reclaim the state having successfully driven away the “common enemies” in his party.
He stated that his mission was to bring Edo back to the parts of sustainable development and entrench a government that would consolidate on his achievements, especially in the provision of basic infrastructure.
“We want to return to the government of the people by the people and for the people.
“We have a common mission, to bring Edo back to the parts of sustainable development.
“I am back and ready for Edo, my home state.
“The snake that entered our family home, God has driven the snake out to where he belongs.
“I have come home to join you and start the process of reclaiming the house back to the family of APC.
“If the people say yes and God says yes, there is no man born of a woman that can say no.
“So, now, I have only one mission and I know it is our common mission, to bring Edo back to the parts of sustainable development.
“We shall bring back the era of red roof. We want to bring back roads with drainage. We want to bring back those lovely days when we engage our youths and we mix-up with the elders,” Oshiomhole said.