Obaseki attributes victory in State Assembly election to party, people’s power


Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has attributed the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the March 9 State Assembly election, to the collective effort of his party, the APC and people’s power.

Obaseki disclosed this during a meeting with the expanded Edo APC caucus, at the Government House, in Benin City on Tuesday.

Speaking on the party’s outing and eventual victory at the polls, he said, “This is all about gratitude to God and all of you and the millions of our supporters, for accepting the challenge to deliver the party.”

The governor noted that the 2019 general elections have rekindled his hope in the country’s democracy and reiterated the desire to operate an all-inclusive government.

He added, “Edo will continue to align with the federal government to attract positive development to the state as the only APC-controlled state in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria. The APC and my administration will continue to run an all-inclusive government.”

For Governor Obaseki, the victory of the APC at the polls translates to more responsibilities for the political party to live up to the confidence reposed in it by the electorate.

Earlier, Chairman, Edo State Chapter of the APC, Barr. Anselm Ojezua, said the victory of the party at the House of Assembly poll showed the massive support citizens of the state have for the Obaseki-led administration, noting, “The result of last Saturday speaks volumes for what Edo citizens think about the APC and the governor of the state. It also speaks volume of the leadership of the political party.

He debunked allegations that there was rift between Governor Obaseki and theleadership of the APC, adding that “there is nothing the governor has done that the party is not in support or part of.”

Ojezua noted that the meeting was organised to review the three different elections held in the state, so as to take necessary actions.

In attendance at the expanded APC Caucus meeting with the governor were APC leaders from the three senatorial districts, including newly-elected House of Assembly members.