- Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philips Shaibu are on a thank-you tour in Benin
- The governor took to the street to celebrate his overwhelming victory with his teeming supporters
- Accompanied by his wife Besty, and top members of PDP, Obaseki expressed gratitude to Edo people for believing in him
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Still in the spirit of their emphatic victory, Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philips Shaibu on Monday, September 21, took to the streets of Benin to celebrate with thousands of supporters on a thank-you tour.
Legit.ng recalls that Governor Obaseki comfortably sailed to the shore of victory as he defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Saturday, September 19, in the guber election.
The Edo governor was declared the winner of the anticipated poll by INEC having met all requirements by polling 307,955 and winning 13 out of the 18 local government areas in Edo state.
Obaseki's landslide victory has been described as a win for democracy and an end to political godfatherism by prominent Nigerians.
Governor Obaseki, apart from his deputy, also rode in an open vehicle in the company of his wife Betsy, south-south zonal vice-chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Dan Orbih, and other top leaders of the party.
Many supporters of the governor were also seen celebrating and singing as music blared from loudspeakers, while Obaseki waved grandly.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Obaseki showered a flurry of encomium on President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Edo governor saying that he won the Saturday, September 19 guber election because the Nigerian leader wanted people's will to succeed.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with BBC on Sunday, September 20, after being declared the winner of the keenly contested election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obaseki said the president's neutrality sealed his victory.
In a related development, the governor vowed to show no clemency on his former mentor and godfather Adams Oshiomhole if he continued to "unleash his lions."
It would be recalled that the political feud between Obaseki and Oshiomhole dated back to 2019 and climaxed with the governor's defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP in June 2020.
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