The Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, on Friday, declared confidently that no man can unseat Mr Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor, stating that he (Obaseki) has done well and deserves to continue in office.
Umahi made the statement during a courtesy visit to Abakalaki, Ebonyi State capital, by Obaseki’s wife, Betsy, and other southern governors’ Wives.
The governors’ wives were in the state for the quarterly meeting of the Southern Nigeria Governors’ Wives’ Forum.
Umahi said, “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say. I can assure you ma, you know as an apostle of the most high God, I also prophesy. And because of the good work your husband is doing for the people of Edo State, no man can unseat him."
Despite being in opposing parties, Umahi said “I made this statement so that the glory of God will become larger. It happened here in Ebonyi; I have a testimony of what God can do."
He further said, “Even in our National Executive Council meetings, when Obaseki speaks, you see (that he understands) Economics. You see a man that came from a private sector background. We can’t wish that away."
Therefore, the Ebonyi governor congratulated the governor in advance.
However, he stressed the various challenges governors go through, saying, "First is the primaries, second one is the polls, then the third one is the tribunal. The other one is the appeal and then the election of the elections, is the Supreme Court."
He reiterated that it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you.
"You can’t scale through all these hurdles. It is God who has brought all of us to leadership and I say double congratulations to all of us," he added.
Members of the forum include, Edo, Ebonyi, Abịa, Enugu, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Ekiti, Ọyo, Osun.
Meanwhile, Mrs Obaseki, who chairs the forum, commended the governor for his hard work, which has led to the transformation of the state with many quality projects.
She further solicited for the support of the southern governors for their projects, which she noted is for the betterment of the society.