Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that no man can stop him from returning as the governor of the state in the 2020 governorship election.
Obaseki also said that he would not be hindered by lack of resources since he had the "financial war chest," to prosecute the election.
He spoke amid internal wrangling rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state ahead of the June 22 governorship election in the state.
Speaking on the Sunrise Daily edition of Channels Television Wednesday, Obaseki said he wad confident that he would get a return ticket.
His words, “I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.
"God gave me power. If he wants me to return I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”
He however, denied reports that his ambition to return as governor would be hindered by inadequate “resources,” adding, “I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.
“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources…I became governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it. It does not matter whether it is direct or indirect (primaries), I will win.”
Obaseki appealed for peace to reign in the state, warning that there should be no bloodshed over an election.
“We have always canvassed for peace. What are the issues in Edo and what are the issues that cannot be resolved in a democracy? Our concern is to use the resources of the people to develop the state.
“This shouldn’t lead to bloodshed. We will not accept to be cowed and intimidated because some people think that they can manipulate rules and cut corners.”
The Adams Oshiomhole faction of the party had earlier nominated Pastor Ize-Iyamu as their own consensus candidate and obtained the governorship poll nomination form of the party in Abuja for the party.