Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Governor-elect of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on his victory in yesterday's gubernatorial election.
in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph
Olaniyonu, described Obaseki's success as well deserved and expected by
those who have keenly followed the electioneering campaigns in the state
in the last few months.
"Godwin Obaseki has proved to be a good
private sector man who is also a grassroots politician. He is a good
flag bearer of our great party, the APC, and a mobilizer who really
showed that he will be a worthy successor to the incumbent Governor
"I also congratulate Governor Oshiomhole who
has in the last seven and a half years diligently served the people of
Edo State and has led a vigorous campaign to sustain the APC legacy in
Edo State. The Governor has shown courage, devotion and dedication in
selling Obaseki to the people", he said.
Saraki however lauded
the people of Edo State for the massive turn-out, the peaceful manner in
which the election went and for voting for the. APC candidate. He also
praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the
good arrangement it put in place to ensure a free, fair and peaceful
election while also applauding the performance of all the security
The Senate President advised Obaseki to sustain the
developmental strides made by the outgoing Governor while also reaching
to all the groups and interests in the state so that his victory can
further unite the people.