Adams Oshiomhiole, a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari to allegedly ask for the presence of federal might in the Edo Governorship election.
Naija News reports that Oshiomhole on Monday met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A video also emerged online of Oshiomhole and Buhari’s Chief of Staff allegedly plotting to rig the Edo governorship election using the military.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Post on Tuesday, Olusegun Bamgbose, National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG) stated that based on utterances from the key players the forthcoming election in Edo is a do or die affair, especially for Oshiomhole.
Bamgbose said that “The estranged National Chairman must have visited the President to get his permission, to use maximum force, be it military and otherwise, to achieve his aim.
“Oshiomhole will certainly need the President’s support to disorganize Obaseki. He will surely act like a wounded lion, as far as the Edo Governorship election is concerned.
“Anyone expecting a free, fair and peaceful election in Edo State come September, should be a daydreamer. The election will be volatile and violent.
“Lives may be lost. The two major parties, APC and PDP will slug it out in a desperate battle. I’ll advise the registered voters in the election, to be security conscious.
“The election may be heavily militarized. Tinubu is giving full support to Oshiomhole, because of his presidential ambition come 2023. Obaseki security Aides may be withdrawn before the election.
“Democracy might be thrown into the waste bin during the election. PDP supporters should be vigilant as some of them may be arrested at the eve of the election.
“Wike will be weakened a few days to the election. I foresee a plan in the offing to cage him. My humble plea for the voters is simple, they should not sacrifice their lives for any politician.
“Religious leaders should pray seriously for a peaceful election in Edo come September. It’ll take a miracle for Obaseki to survive the political onslaught to make him lose the governorship election.”