A body of politicians in Edo, Obaseki-Shaibu Victory Movement (OSVM), has expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll.
The governorship election will be held in just over a month.
OSVM chairman, Chief John Obanor, in a press release on Sunday, stated that the people were behind Obaseki because he made Edo “a case study on accountability.”
He also noted that the governor has “the support of notable political leaders in the state.”
“Governor Godwin Obaseki is as good as through to the governorship victory and will therefore continue at Osadebe House”, Obanor said.
The body praised him for women empowerment policies, providing an enabling environment for small scale business, shifting resources to local governments for infrastructure improvement, and others.
The party recently announced that it had gained thousands of new members after Obaseki’s defection from the APC.
Tony Aziegbemi, State PDP Chair, disclosed that membership cards collection rose from 20,000 to 100,000, with more requests being processed.