The PDP Governors’ Forum has congratulated the governor of Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki on his near landslide victory at the governorship election held Saturday across the state.
The forum in a letter signed by Chairman of the Forum, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal described the victory as a triumph of democracy and rejection of imposition.
“It is a resounding endorsement by Edo people of your performance in the last 4 years. It is an absolute rejection by Edolites of Godfatherism and imposition of their leaders by forces from outside the State” he said.
Government Tambuwal told Governor Obaseki “your victory in the just concluded governorship election is a testament to the triumph of justice, hard work, resilience, grit, forward planning, clinical execution and reward for improving the lot of the people of Edo State.
“Your election has rekindled the hope of Nigerians, that a free and fair election is still possible in Nigeria”
Governor Tambuwal singled out INEC, the electoral umpire for special commendation for “it didn’t allow itself as an institution to be manipulated into subverting the clearly expressed will and wishes of the people of Edo State”
He also commended security agencies in the state for their fairness and relative neutrality in the conduct of the elections.
“In all these, special thanks must go to the President, Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for keeping his word not to unduly interfere in the elections by using state machinery”
Governor Tambuwal commended the hard work, dedication and commitment exhibited by the National Chairman of the PDP, the PDP National Working Committee, the leadership and members of the Edo State Chapter of the party and in particular the Edo PDP Campaign Council led by His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike and other Governors of the PDP for their resilience and hard work that led to the victory at the polls.
“We also thank our party stalwarts in Edo State and other PDP leaders and stakeholders for working together to deliver Edo State to PDP” he added
It now behoves on the governor – elect, Mr Obaseki, to reciprocate the support of the people by doubling his effort to sustain good governance and accountability to the people of Edo State who have invested their trust and confidence in him. Even as a PDP governor – elect, we trust that you will govern
Its morning again in Edo, he concluded!