Edo Election: Senate minority caucus hails Obaseki over victory




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By Kingsley Okoye

Abuja  – The Senate Minority Caucus has congratulated Gov. Godwin over his resounding victory the governorship election Edo State.

The Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, ( Abia), Sunday Abuja said the victory signalled a new dawn and ultimate end of Godfatherism Nigeria politics.

Abaribe also hailed the People’s () for its tenacity and resilience the face of manifest intimidation.

He said the victory confirmed that power ultimately belonged to the people and not to some individuals think they could play god and toy at will with the wishes of the people.

“Going forward, I believe that Edo people their overwhelming endorsement of Gov. and sent the right signal across.

“It has affirmed that never again should any political party succumb to the undemocratic machination of some few, like to play tin-god because of their supposedly rich pocket.

“This victory is a soothing balm not only for Edo people but also for the entire country, especially against the backdrop of the excruciating sufferings and hardship foisted the people,” Abaribe said in a statement by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom.

He congratulated the PDP family and urged the people of State to be to replicate what had happened in Edo.

This, Abaribe said, would Nigeria to genuine and people-oriented .

The (INEC) had declared Gov. Godwin of the PDP, winner of the Edo gubernatorial election.

Obaseki had, in a keenly contested election polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closet contender Osagie of the (APC), pulled 223,619 votes.

(NAN)