- Congratulatory messages have started pouring in for Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state
- Election results so far indicate that the incumbent governor is leading over his main opponent, Osagie Ize-Iyamu
- The Edo governorship election was conducted in the state on Saturday, September 19
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Godwin Obaseki has emphatically cruised to victory as the governor of Edo state for another term following a keenly contested election with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The incumbent governor who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had a tough run with 13 other candidates including Ize-Iyamu.
Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to declare the winner of the September 19 gubernatorial election, many have taken to microblogging platform, Twitter, to shower congratulatory messages on the incumbent governor.
Obaseki won 13 local governments compared to his main opponent Ize-Iyamu who also won in 5 LGAs in the governorship election held in Edo state on Saturday, September 19.
Read some of the congratulatory messages below:
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has reacted to his victory as the winner of the just-concluded Edo state governorship election.
In his reaction, Obaseki said words failed in commending his supporters, saying their collective will made the "triumph over godfatherism" possible, apparently referring to the former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Obaseki following his successful re-election as the governor of Edo state.
This was revealed in a statement released by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
According to the statement, President Buhari advised Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory. The president also commended the election process which led to Obaseki's victory.
Similarly, a former PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, September 20, reacted to the reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, Atiku congratulated Governor Obaseki noting that the end of godfatherism has come in Nigeria.
The former presidential candidate went on to state that it is a new dawn in Edo state, adding that the hard-won victory of Governor Obaseki is a declaration of independence from the anti-democratic forces of godfatherism and militarism.
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