- Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy have shown appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his contribution to their re-election
- Obaseki and Shaibu alongside their wives visited Okowa in Asaba to thank him for his support
- Governor Okowa advised his Edo counterpart not allow political godfathers torment the people of the state again
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Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that his re-election will pave way for integration and consolidation in the south-south region.
Obaseki stated this on Tuesday, September 22 when he paid a 'thank-you' visit to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state at Government House, Asaba.
Accompanied by his wife, Betsy, deputy governor, Philip Shaibu and wife, members of the National Assembly from Edo and other top government functionaries, Obaseki said the delegation was in Asaba to thank Okowa and Deltans for their support in his re-election.
“Our purpose of coming is to thank you for the support you gave to us in our re-election. The amount of sacrifice you made for us in terms of time and the emotional energy that you put in the election is worthy of appreciation.
“We know that part of your ancestry is Edo, but you went beyond that by adopting two local government areas and supported them to victory.”
In his remarks, Okowa expressed appreciation to God for the victory, saying that he was inspired to support Obaseki because of his humility and the fact that he was being oppressed.
“I believe God did this in your life because you have proven to be a very humble man and people who boast too much don't usually end well.
“I thank all our party members and the Edo people for their resilience in ensuring your re-election.”
Okowa also commended Comrade Shaibu for his loyalty and dedication to Obaseki, describing him as a supportive, humble and reliable partner.
The governor advised Obaseki to show lots of magnanimity and grace, but added: “don't allow the lions and the tigers to torment the people again.’’
Meanwhile, a former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Governor Obaseki on his re-election.
Oyegun, 81, in a statement on Tuesday, September 22 noted that Obaseki's victory at the poll shows that egocentric politicking could be overcome.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that a coalition of Independent National Electoral Commission accredited domestic observers for Edo state governorship election have expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise.
The domestic observer groups at a press conference in Benin city on Monday, September 21 noted that the election was free, credible, transparent and met international standards.
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