- Governor Udom Emmanuel on Thursday, September 24 received a large delegation from Edo state
- The delegation was led by the recently re-elected Governor Godwin Obaseki
- Governor Obaseki has been on a 'thank you' tour of south-south states in the past few days
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The re-elected Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has solicited collaboration with governors and leaders of the south-south region to strengthen the economic fortunes of the area.
Governor Obaseki made the request during a visit to his Akwa Ibom state counterpart, Mr Udom Emmanuel on Thursday, September 24 as part of his "thank you tour" to south-south governors after his re-election.
Obaseki said that the victory would not have been achieved without the corporation and support of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, family, their leaders and the people of Edo state.
“This region has re-written the history of democracy in Nigeria. Now we have a platform to negotiate. I, therefore, appeal to all leaders to collaborate and make PDP much stronger.
“I love this brotherhood and cooperation and I crave for such support for Governor Emmanuel just as my people are giving me. The governor needs the support of the party as a pillar of his government.”
Obaseki, accompanied by his wife, Betsy, deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, lawmakers and state officials, specifically expressed appreciation to Governor Emmanuel and other PDP governors for their role during his campaign.
On his part, Governor Emmanuel thanked Obaseki on the visit and attributed his victory to the all-round support garnered from Edo people and the PDP family especially in the south-south region.
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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