The former governor, who is the current chairman, Law Review Commission, said the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan will win the 2015 polls.
The law professor called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the 2015 general elections with all sincerity as this would inspire confidence in the people.
“We expect that the Presidential election will be free, fair, credible, and violent free and INEC would conduct the elections in such a way that would inspire confidence in people that the results that would be announced at the end of the day reflect the will of the electorate,” he said.
The former governor, who made the appeal while fielding questions from Daily Independent reporter in Uromi at the thanks giving service by Rev. Matthew Okpeholo on his recent achievements, said President Jonathan ranked shoulder high above his co-presidential candidates as he has more to show in terms of achievements.
“In this era people look at performance, they look at track records and I think people will look at the performance, track records and achievements of the two Presidential candidates and indeed others that are in the race. And at the end of the day, they will vote for who they feel can accomplish more in their lives and there is no doubt that on that score, President Jonathan will have more to show and would have an advantage, not to mention the incumbency advantage. So, let’s just watch and pray that everything works out well, that the elections themselves will be violent-free and Nigerians will be able to avoid all the fears that people are expressing that 2015 will come with a lot of problems. I hope that as God has been with Nigeria in times past. He will be with Nigeria in the year 2015 so that we surmount whatever difficulties people may entertain at this point in time,” Osunbor said.
Speaking on his governorship ambition, he said: “I take this opportunity to tell Edo people that I am available to answer their call. I thank the entire Edo people for recognising what we did when we were there for a very short period and the massive goodwill that I have continued to enjoy is an encouragement for me to do more and by the Grace of God and through the efforts of Edo people if I am giving the mandate once again”.