- Governor Godwin Obaseki has again reacted to his victory at the poll
- Obaseki defeated the APC and its candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Saturday, September 19
- The governor said his victory has caged the lions and tigers of Edo politics permanently
Governor Godwin Obaseki has again reacted to his victory at the governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, in Edo state.
Legit.ng reports that the governor said his victory has caged the lions and tigers permanently from the Edo politics.
Governor Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.
Obaseki, who made the statement while speaking at the Museum ground, King's square in Benin City after a victory roadshow across various streets in the metropolis on Monday, September 21, hailed the people of the state for ensuring his victory at the election in the state.
The governor assured that his government would continue to pursue programmes, policies and reforms to better the lives of the Edo people.
Obaseki said: “The message of Saturday's governorship election for this government to go and work for Edo people. It is clear and Edo people have spoken in clear words that we should work for them and transform the state.
“You have helped me cage the lions and tigers in the state. You will never see them again in Edo state because they are all in the zoo now where they belong. Today, I promise you that we will work for the Edo people because no one will hinder us from delivering the dividends of democracy to Edo people.
“I will collaborate with my brother and deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu to work for Edo people. I thank everyone residing in Edo state; you have spoken and we have heard you and are ready to work for you.
“The next four years in the state will be the one that all citizens will live to remember as we will consolidate on our developmental achievement in the State. Thank you all.”
The national vice-chairman, south-south of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih added that, “Saturday’s governorship election shows that Edo people have rejected godfatherism, money-bag politics and given a mandate for the development of the state.
“With your support and votes, you have started new dawn in Edo Politics, giving the governor and his deputy the mandate to develop the State in the next four years. Nigeria's democracy and by extension that of the state will never remain the same again as Obaseki's re-election has ended godfatherism in the state.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chairman of the Edo state chapter of the APC, Anselm Ojezua, explained why the party's loss in the just concluded governorship election in Edo state could be partly blamed on Adams Oshiomhole and the national organ of the party.