By Francis Nwaze
Governor Umahi on 24th January, 2020 saw Governor Obaseki winning his election and retaining his exalted seat as the Governor of Edo State. He noted that he faced the same fate but God saw him through.
As at that time, Governor Obaseki was still in APC but Governor Umahi saw him winning the election irrespective of the party difference. It was a tough outing for Governor Umahi but he spoke as he was led by the spirit. As a result of this, he was seen as endorsing a candidate from the other side which was not well welcomed until Obaseki surprisingly moved to fulfil this prophesy in PDP.
Obaseki has been having leadership battle with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole in Edo State which threatens the governor’s second term bid.
Governor Umahi in January congratulated Obaseki, adding that his vast knowledge and experience in the private sector could not be wished away.
He spoke when the Southern Governors Wives Forum led by Obaseki’s wife, Betsy, paid him a courtesy in Government House Abakaliki, Umahi said that no matter what anybody would do, God had the final say.
Umahi said: “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say and 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.
“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. Even in our NEC meeting, when Obaseki speaks, you see Economics. You see a man that came from private sector background. And so, we can’t wish that away. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us.
Nine Months after, Governor Obaseki moved to PDP and was never unseat by any man even as many rose against his throne. Governor David Umahi had since congratulated Governor Obaseki for his re-election.