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Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by bolaayenimo: 6:09pm On Sep 16
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information and one of the national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said he won’t be shocked if Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wins this weekend’s governorship election in Edo state.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with INDEPENDENT, Momoh, former National Chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), said the APC must work very hard if it must win the election, adding that Obaseki is solid on ground and it will be foolhardy for any serious politician to dismiss him in Saturday’s election.

Momoh who said he wants his party APC to win, however, said he based his opinion on the fact that PDP is a very strong party in Edo, having two out of the three senators in the state as well as the endorsements Obaseki has received from teachers, pensioners and others in the state.

While saying nobody can predict the outcome of the election, he however added that he also expects Ize-Iyamu to emerge victorious given the fact that he is a grassroots politician who has a large followership in the state.

“I won’t be surprised if any of the party wins. If INEC declares Obaseki the winner I won’t be shocked because both candidates are solid on the ground. You cannot say that Obaseki is not solid on the ground".

“He is very solid and also Ize-Iyamu cannot be written off too. He is also very solid ground. So, we have to wait until after the election to know the winner. The only thing I’m praying for is that there should be no violence.

“Initially, I said APC will overrun Edo state; that was before Ize-Iyamu joined us. When he joined us I said with his exit from PDP, it will be a total victory for APC and total elimination for PDP. Then, we had a problem and Obaseki left and joined PDP.

“Then I said with Obaseki joining PDP, there will be a problem for APC because he won’t go alone. He will move his structures out of APC to PDP. Some people criticized me when I said so but we all saw what happened.

“I also said Edo governorship election will no longer be a tea party for APC. It will be a very tough battle. APC must work hard if they will defeat PDP. I said so having looked at the situation on ground. PDP have two senators, APC has only one. Out of the nine House of Reps members, APC has three, the rest are in PDP".

In the presidential election, APC has 46 percent, PDP has 54. So, I don’t write off anybody at all. We must work very hard but my own consolation has been and still the fact that Ize-Iyamu is a grassroots politician in Edo state.

“Everybody knows him in Edo and he has massive support at the grassroots level. But Obaseki is the incumbent and he has a lot of supports among the institutions such as traders, teachers, pensioners who have all come out to say that they have endorsed him. These organized bodies are not people you just dismiss like that.

Speaking further, Momoh said Obaseki would have remained in APC if he wasn’t disqualified from participating in the primaries by the National Working Committee (NWC) of APC led by its former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Momoh, who is a senior lawyer also said those claiming Obaseki will be removed by the court if he wins the election for participating in two primaries are wrong. He argued that the governor only participated in the PDP primaries having been barred from APC.

“Obaseki wouldn’t have left APC if he wasn’t disqualified. Why would he have left? He was disqualified that was why he left. So, people who said he wasn’t qualified because he contested in two primaries don’t know what they are talking about.

“Obaseki did not contest in two primaries. He was prevented from contesting the primaries of APC through disqualification and so, he had to go elsewhere which he has a right to do.

“So, I don’t buy the argument of those who said that he cannot contest in two places. He only contested in PDP primaries after he was prevented from doing so in APC.”

https://www.independent.ng/i-wont-be-shocked-if-obaseki-wins-edo-guber-election-tony-momoh/

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Goldp5988(f): 6:12pm On Sep 16
That can only be miracle, because I don't think APC will allow him just like that.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Ngenge(m): 6:13pm On Sep 16
Supreme court de now, will he win?

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by blowjob: 6:16pm On Sep 16
OBASEKI

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by TheRealProphet(f): 6:16pm On Sep 16
Na only Buhari dey experience shock. To me, na normal thing if Obaseki wins.

I failed as a true prophet of ...... if I allow my Edo families vote another robot into office,angry one robot dey Aso rock and we dey suffer for him hand.

Edo be wise!!!

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by TheRealProphet(f): 6:16pm On Sep 16
Goldp5988:
That can only be miracle, because I don't think APC will allow him just like that.
Obaseki will win!

APC agenda no go agend.

APC will try to rig the election but Obaseki go still win.

The change wey them promise for 2015, na all of us dey suffer the change nw. Make una use una head.

Edo no be Zombie headquarters.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Kriss216: 6:17pm On Sep 16
Goldp5988:
That can only be miracle, because I don't think APC will allow him just like that.
It's not in APC hand to decide who rule Edo State. The people of Edo will decide on that.

We are Edolites not Lagosians.


God bless Edo
God bless Obaseki



Shame on Ambode!

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Lipscomb(m): 6:25pm On Sep 16
Which kind double sided man is this. He was campaign for Obaseki in disguise shameless old man what they will eat wouldn't let them speak the truth I spit on you Mr Tony.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by nairavsdollars(f): 6:26pm On Sep 16
Will Wike allow APC too
Goldp5988:
That can only be miracle, because I don't think APC will allow him just like that.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Lipscomb(m): 6:28pm On Sep 16
Shut up it's you that supposed to use your head. Obaseki is a governor under APC and the man not do anything tangible. He only switched political party.
TheRealProphet:
Obaseki will win!

APC agenda no go agend.

APC will try to rig the election but Obaseki go still win.

The change wey them promise for 2015, na all of us dey suffer the change nw. Make una use una head.

Edo no be Zombie headquarters.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by nairavsdollars(f): 7:00pm On Sep 16
What's wrong in switching party?

Lipscomb:
Shut up it's you that supposed to use your head. Obaseki is a governor under APC and the man not do anything tangible. He only switched political party.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by slivertongue: 7:04pm On Sep 16
thank God u didn't say he can't win hope you wont end in coma cos all u are after is ur party interest.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by slivertongue: 7:07pm On Sep 16
“I won’t be surprised if any of the party wins. If INEC declares Obaseki the winner I won’t be shocked because both candidates are solid on the ground. You cannot say that Obaseki is not solid on the ground".

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by slivertongue: 7:10pm On Sep 16
“I also said Edo governorship election will no longer be a tea party for APC. It will be a very tough battle. APC must work hard if they will defeat PDP. I said so having looked at the situation on ground. PDP have two senators, APC has only one. Out of the nine House of Reps members, APC has three, the rest are in PDP".

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by slivertongue: 7:11pm On Sep 16
Obaseki is the incumbent and he has a lot of supports among the institutions such as traders, teachers, pensioners who have all come out to say that they have endorsed him. These organized bodies are not people you just dismiss like that.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by slivertongue: 7:14pm On Sep 16
“Obaseki wouldn’t have left APC if he wasn’t disqualified. Why would he have left? He was disqualified that was why he left. So, people who said he wasn’t qualified because he contested in two primaries don’t know what they are talking about."

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Cachet777: 7:30pm On Sep 16
Hhhmm, this man really have sympathizers in APC. Walhalla dey oohh

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by nairavsdollars(f): 7:55pm On Sep 16
Because he was forced out nah

Cachet777:
Hhhmm, this man really have sympathizers in APC. Walhalla dey oohh

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by osscarr(m): 7:56pm On Sep 16
shock kee u n buhari there

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by rolams(m): 7:57pm On Sep 16
Kuku tell us say you admit say 4 plus 4 is real!

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Goldp5988(f): 8:56pm On Sep 16
nairavsdollars:
Will Wike allow APC too


My dear let's watch and see .
Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by IamWonderful: 9:02pm On Sep 16
It is a trap
Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Goldp5988(f): 9:04pm On Sep 16
Kriss216:

It's not in APC hand to decide who rule Edo State. The people of Edo will decide on that.

We are Edolites not Lagosians.


God bless Edo
God bless Obaseki



Shame on Ambode!


You are correct but as for me neither APC nor PDP will come to power again in that state, let's talk about Obaseki for instance can he boost of any tangible project in that state?

Pastor Iyamu is even another person that is so desperate to be Governor, I don't really like both party.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by ngeneukwuewuGOAT: 9:44pm On Sep 16
is in their hands . it is either they allow the will of the people to prevail or expect more travelling bans from supper supper power countries
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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by duwdu: 9:48pm On Sep 16
I think I saw this piece published more than one month ago already. I think the Independent is republishing it for effect and to sell.

I may be wrong sha.

Good luck.

........
P34c3
Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by tuniski: 9:55pm On Sep 16
Goldp5988:
That can only be miracle, because I don't think APC will allow him just like that.
APC won't allow anything but, they will be defeated!

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Staro: 9:58pm On Sep 16
Wow
Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by bolaayenimo: 5:40am On Sep 17
You have always been wrong in life. The best you can do is to send the former link here and stop typing trash

duwdu:
I think I saw this piece published more than one month ago already. I think the Independent is republishing it for effect and to sell.

I may be wrong sha.

Good luck.

........
P34c3

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Abouwaza(m): 5:52am On Sep 17
4+4

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Esseite: 6:05am On Sep 17
Edo would really be defining for APC, maybe that is the reason why Tinunbu is 101% involved..

- It determines Oshiomole's political future..
- Its determines 2023 alignment for the North..
- It aligns a whole region to one party if PDP wins..
- It gives buhari a true insight on the state of the nation amongst the people..
- It emboldenes the SW to fight the cabal..
- it relegates career politicians..
- it gives technocrats the green light..
- it determines the continuous usage of the slogan pattern "Edo no be Lagos" on consequent elections for other states..

Edo election truly would be a defining one.

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Re: Tony Momoh: I Won’t Be Shocked If Obaseki Wins Edo Governorship Election by Born2Breed(f): 6:19am On Sep 17
Obaseki will only lose via tanko Supreme Court of injustice.

The sympathy vote that will swing Obaseki way will be massive.

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