Olaleye Idowu

The winner of the Edo governorship election Under the platform of the  People Democratic Party and current Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki had embacked on a thank-you tour to the Rivers state Governor Nyesome Wike and other People Democratic Party Governors for their roles in his re-election as his runner-up in the election under the Platform of the All Progress Congress, Ize-Iyamu meets with his party’s  Caretaker chairman in a closed-door meeting held in Abuja.

Obaseki who meet his rivers state counterpart, Governor Nyesome Wike at the Government House during his thank-you visits acknowledged the role of the Rivers State governor in the success of his re-election.

The Edo State Governor was accompanied on the visit by his wife, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and his wife Mrs Maryam Shaibu  with members of the Edo state PDP campaign council led by Chief Dan Orbih

Obaseki said; “I want to thank edo people for their doggedness and determination in ensuring that their votes counted and the will of the people is achieved  

 “The victory in the September 19 poll was made possible by God and God used the people as an instrument to actualize my second term ambition.

“After I was pushed out of my former party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my clothes, and gave me food to eat.

 “It was in this house, the Campaign Council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory. You mobilized people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.

“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen.”

Obaseki assured that “Edo will be better with his re-election as his administration will concentrate on delivering development to Edo people”

Meanwhile, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who was the first runner up to the winner of the Edo Gubernatorial Election, Mr Ize Iyamu was today in Abuja, where he met with the chairman, caretaker Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party, Mai Mala Buni and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello and went straight into a closed-door meeting.

Although details of the meeting, which held at Buni’s private residence in Abuja were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

Urban Express-News online gathered that the meeting was meant to carry out an overview of what happened on Saturday and chart a way forward for the candidate and the party.

It was also learnt that the two governors used the occasion to advise the candidate to accept the outcome of the election and move on.

Urban Express-News Online had reported  on Monday how the party national secretariats have issued a statement titled Edo state Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy, “congratulated the candidate of the People Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, who won the election, describing the conduct of the election and its outcome as a victory for Nigeria’s democracy  

The statement put further, “September 19, 2020, Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the person of Mr Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party.

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