Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has vowed to return for another term.
The governor, made this known, despite the emergence of Osagie Ize-Iyamu as the All Progrressives Congress flagbearer ahead of the governorship election
Speaking on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, Obaseki said:
“You have to be alive to talk about elections and take part in politics. I am more concerned about keeping my people alive especially now that COVID-19 cases are rising.
“The governorship election is not a priority for now. I don’t think the election should lead to bloodshed.
“We have always canvassed for peace in Edo State. What are the issues that cannot be resolved under democracy?
“I worked for eight years behind the scene to develop Edo State before I became the governor. I don’t want to get the party’s ticket at all cost. I’m not a violent person and I’m confident of getting back.”
On how he came into power and how he was going to get a second term he said:
“Someone brought me into power. I know who gave me power. God is the one that gave me power.
“As far as God is alive, and wants me to return, no man can stop me.
“The way I came into power, that same way, I will return. Power belongs to God.”