The Kano State Governor , Abdullahi Ganduje , on Friday alleged that his counterpart in Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has failed woefully.
Ganduje , who is also the leader of the All Progressives Congress national campaign team for the forthcoming governorship election , claimed Obaseki’ s abysmal performance will make the election a walkover for the APC .
Ganduje and Obaseki were both members of the APC up until recently when the Edo State governor defected to the Peoples Democratic Party after he was disqualified from contesting the APC ticket.
Pastor Osagie Ize -Iyamu has since emerged the APC candidate while Obaseki clinched the PDP ticket.
Emerging from a meeting with the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Friday , Ganduje boasted that the incumbency factor will not work for Obaseki.
He said, “ It ( incumbency ) could have been a big problem if the governor performs well while governing his state . He could have been an asset to the PDP .
“ But, I assure you that the governor is a liability . In fact, it is even better for us that we are contesting with a serving governor who failed woefully.
“ He failed woefully in the area of human development. He failed woefully in the area of providing infrastructural facilities to the good people of Edo State , he failed most woefully in the execution of constitutional provision in the state , especially pertaining to the legislature.
“ 14 members were out of the legislature for 13 good months . When we calculated , we saw those 14 legislators are representing 60 per cent of the population .
“ All their constituents are unhappy that elected legislators were not given the chance to participate in the legislations in that state .
“ In fact, all the legislations made should be considered as illegal. So, we are ready to fight somebody who has failed and it is an advantage to us. ”