The Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole may be in for a serious competition in the 2nd edition of the 10 kilometres Okpekpe Road Race.
A close aide of comrade Oshiomhole confided that Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State have sent in their registration form to participate in the Okpekpe Road Race come 3rd of May, 2014.
The aide said the governors has also sent in words that they are not participating to make up the numbers of athletes but to win one of the star prizes of the competition.
He specifically mentioned Rivers and Osun State governors whom he said vowed to give Oshiomhole a run for his money.
“My brother, our governor is in for trouble this time around. If you heard what Governor Amaechi (Rotimi) and Aregbesola (Rauf) are talking, if our governor refused to train hard, they will knock him out.
However, in order to meet up with the threats from his colleague governors, comrade Oshiomhole has seek the services of Yusuf Ali as his trainer.
Ali who is also the administrator of the Okpekpe Road Race confirmed this yesterday on Sports Ville program aired on independent television. He said the Governor training will resume on Thursday 24th of this month and he will train thrice a week before the competition date.
Ali also disclosed that fourteen foreign athletes and over five thousand Nigerian athletes have sent in their registration to participate in this year edition of the road race.