Edo 2020: Obaseki commends Buhari for defending democracy
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for defending the nation’s democracy.
Obaseki, also commended the president for allowing the independent Electoral Commission and the security services to perform their constitutional functions without interference.
He noted that INEC and the security services have shown Nigerians and the world that they are capable of conducting free and credible elections.
While thanking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), PDP governors for giving him and his deputy the platform to achieving their political aspirations, he reiterated his commitment to making Edo Great Again.
“Our success has reinforced my belief that there is nothing we cannot achieve as a people if we put forces together and collectively call on God for support.
“Words fail me in saluting the teaming supporters who displayed courage in the face of fierce intimidation and brutalisation. The collective will of Edo people made it possible for us to triumph over godfatherism.
“I’m eternally grateful to my party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and my brother-governors, not only for giving us the umbrella during our political storm, but for the hard works which has brought me back as governor”,he said.
Earlier, Governor Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State and chairman, PDP governorship campaign council, commended the governor for allowing himself to be used by the people of the state to fight godfatherism.
“Let me formally introduce the newest governor in the country, the man who God used to fight godfatherism . if for nothing we have achieved nothing call godfatherism in Edo politics again.
“Edo people have spoken and say you cannot tie our fate in one man hands and that was what Edo people did yesterday.
“I want to thank the governor and his deputy for allowing themselves to be used to fight for the interest of Edo people.
“Let me thanked all the entire people of Edo state for their support since the campaigns, during the election and till today. To God be the glory all your efforts are not in vain. Our governor has been declared the winner of the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo state”,he added.