Akwa Ibom state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who were massively and overwhelmingly re-elected by the Edo people for a well-deserved second term in office.
Obaseki, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was announced winner of Saturday governorship election in the state by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 307,955 votes to defeat his main challenger, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 223,619 votes.
In a congratulatory statement by Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant, Media, Ekerete Udoh, Governor Emmanuel thanked God for ushering in such a peaceful and credible election in Edo State and drew similarities to what happened last year in his State.
“Last year, the good people of Akwa Ibom State rose in unison and said no to godfatherism and the much touted Federal might, declaring their fidelity to the supremacy of our ONLY GOD in the affairs of man.
“Today, our brothers and sisters in Edo have replicated the same wholesome faith and belief in God over the boastful exuberance of ordinary mortals by voting to return a leader who best represents their values and ethos; a doer and not a talker.
”On behalf of the Government and the good people of Akwa Ibom state, I join our brethren in Edo to congratulate our brother, His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki for securing the trust and faith of the good people of Edo State to superintend over the affairs of the state for another four years.
“As I have always said, a good job delivered well, means more job to be done. I have no doubt that you will step up to the plate and deliver big time for the Edo people.”
Felicitating with the PDP on the victory, Emmanuel said: “Let me also congratulate our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council and Governor of Rivers, Mr Nyesom Wike and other members of the campaign Council for their efforts which led to the victory of the party in Edo and of course, the INEC for a job well-done.
“Congratulations to Edo people. ONLY GOD!” he added.