- In the spirit of gratitude, Governor Godwin Obaseki has paid a courtesy visit to Atiku Abubakar
- The governor was accompanied to the residence of the former vice president by his deputy, Philip Shaibu
- Atiku is one of the integral figures in PDP who ensured that Obaseki was given a soft-landing after his fallout with APC
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has paid a courtesy visit to former vice president and top chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
The visit, which was done on Monday, October 5, was part of the thank-you plan by the governor to prominent members of the opposition party following his emphatic victory in the Edo guber election held on Saturday, September 19.
Legit.ng gathers that Obaseki did not go to visit the former vice president alone as he was accompanied by his deputy governor, Philip Shaibu.
It would be recalled that after months of theatrics, Governor Obaseki comfortably sailed to the shore of victory as he defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Edo governor was declared the winner of the anticipated poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having met all requirements by polling 307,955 and winning 13 out of the 18 local government areas in Edo state.
Governor Obaseki had earlier paid a visit to his PDP colleagues including Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and Nyesom Wike of Rivers.
Announcing the visit, Atiku posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday, October 6:
"Yesterday, at my residence in Abuja, I played host to Governor Dowin Obaseki and Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, who were recently re-elected for a second term in Edo State."
Meanwhile, Obaseki has stated that he does not want to become a godfather because the role is not constitutional in the Nigerian political structure.
The governor also stated that if godfatherism is left to continue in politics of the country, it would pose a big obstacle to the democratic order just like the military rule.
The governor made this known on Friday, September 25, while addressing the State House correspondents moments after paying a "thank you" visit to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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