Former Vice President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Godwin Obaseki, on his emergence as the Governor-elect of Edo State.
In a press statement released by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday, the former Vice President described Obaseki’s election victory as well-deserved.
He added that the victory of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress was an indication of how impactful the administration of his predecessor, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, is.
According to the Turakin Adamawa, the fact that the APC was able to record such a resounding victory at a time of economic recession and uncertainty caused by years of poor planning and neglect of the past is a clear manifestation that the people of Edo State and indeed all Nigerians believe in the capacity of the APC to get the country out of the present economic predicament using transparency in governance and anti-corruption as principles of government.
Abubakar said Obaseki’s close association with the glaring achievements of the immediate past administration of the APC action Governor of Edo State, Oshiomhole, is another reason for the election victory of the APC candidate.
Abubakar advised Obaseki not to disappoint the people of Edo State but to improve on his famed economic planning and management wizardry that brought him victory, and ensure that he fulfils his promise of making Edo State a more productive and prosperous state where the people can easily access the basic and good things of life.
The former Vice President commended the people of the state for their clear thinking and wise choice and for the peaceful way they conducted themselves during the election.
Abubakar also praised the effort of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the various security agencies and individuals who gave their best endeavours to make the Edo State gGovernorship election a success, adding that following the free, credible and conclusive nature of the election, it is apparent that the electoral umpire was well prepared for a hitch-free poll.