- The Edo people have been hailed for resisting vote-buying during the recently concluded guber poll in the state
- The commendation was given by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state
- Officials of the party say the people were focused on re-electing Governor Godwin Obaseki
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The Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 7, Egor local government area of Edo state, has praised voters in the state for reelecting Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term in office, stressing that residents of the state resisted an attempt by the opposition to financially induce them.
The councillor representing Ward 7, Egor LGA, Hon. Derrick Uhunmwangho gave the commendation at a victory party to celebrate the reelection of Governor Obaseki by executives and members of PDP in the ward.
“I deem it fit to host my constituents for the support they gave to the governor in the just concluded gubernatorial election. Even when the opposition party was sharing between N5000-N7000, they refused to collect it because they preferred to vote their conscience, so we believe it is worth celebrating.”
He stressed that the governorship election has set a precedent in Nigeria, adding:
“The victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki marks a new dawn in Nigerian politics and we feel there is a need for us to come together to dine and wine and to appreciate God for the victory.”
On his part, the chairman, PDP ward 7, Egor LGA, Hon. Daniel Iyangbe said:
“I am very happy with the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Obaseki has done so much for Edo people and deserves the victory.”
Meanwhile, Governor 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.
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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