Obaseki’s victory indicates new political era – Oyebode

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By Lucy Osuizigbo-Okechukwu


Awka -An International Law and Jurisprudence scholar, Prof. Akin Oyebode, says the victory of Mr Godwin Obaseki in the just-concluded gubernatorial polls has wiped off god-father in Nigeria’s culture.

Oyebode made the statement while speaking in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka Monday on the outcome of the governorship election.

According to him, the result of the election has opened a new and better era in the polity.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Obaseki of the PDP winner of the election, held Sept. 19.

Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat closest rival, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled 223,619 votes.

According to Oyebode, the outcome of the election is not unexpected.

“The nation’s slate has been wiped clean.

“This should wake up the APC from its illusion and slumber and make it not to take things for granted.

“The should become sensitive to the hopes, aspirations and interests of the suffering masses.”

Oyebode also lauded INEC, the police and security agencies for their exemplary conduct during the election.