Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Friday disclosed that no one can throw his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, ahead of the governorship election anticipated to hold later this year.

Umahi, who portrayed himself as the man of God who also prophesies, said Obaseki’s could not be provoked by any man due to his good works.

The governor of the Peoples Democratic Party, revealed this be on Friday while addressing Obaseki’s wife, Betsy, and other members of the Southern Nigeria Governors Wives’ Forum who paid him a courtesy visit in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, as part of activities for their quarterly meeting.

The Edo governor, who is looking for a second term in office, has been at loggerheads with his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole.

In a report by Obaseki’s Chief Press Secretary, Crusoe Osagie, Umahi was stated as saying, “Power belongs to God and no matter what anybody will do, it is God that has the final say. I can guarantee you madam (Betsy), you know as an apostle of the Highest 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.”

The Ebonyi governor quoted that Obaseki had shown his opinion on the economy, having come from the private sector.

“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. So, congratulations to you in advance and to all of us,” he added.

Umahi continued, “You know as governors, we have so many stages in the election. First is the primaries. (The) the second one is the polls, and then the third one is the tribunal.

“The other one is the appeal and then the election of the elections is the Supreme Court.

“So, it is not an easy thing and if the hand of God is not upon you, you can’t overcome all these hurdles. God gave the mantle to hold any leadership post to those who are eligible for it

Earlier, Mrs. Obaseki, who is the chairman of the forum, praised the governor for his good work, which she said had led to the transformation of the state with many quality projects.

She also appealed the support of the southern governors for their wives’ pet projects, which she noted was for the benefit of the populace.