The People Democratic Party, PDP lawmakers both in the Senate and House of Representatives congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki over his resounding victory in the governorship election in Edo State.
In a statement in Abuja by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Caucus says as sweet as the victory, it also signals a new dawn and the ultimate end of Godfatherism in Nigeria politics.
Senator Abaribe who also hailed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for its tenacity and resilience in the face of manifest intimidations, said the victory further confirmed that power ultimately belongs to the people and not to some individuals who think they can play God and toy with the will and wishes of the people.
The PDP caucus in the House of Representatives led by its leader, Mr Kingsley Chinda in a statement said Governor Obaseki’s victory depicted democracy as a reflection of the people’s will to elect a credible leader that will serve the interest of the people and not a few.
Similarly, the former Deputy President of the Senate and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has described the exercise as a huge relief given what he characterized as the “dwindling fortunes of the nation’s electoral process in recent years”.
In a statement by his media adviser Uche Anichukwu, Senator Ekweremadu, commended the people of Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the security agencies for “rising to the occasion.”
Senator Ekweremadu enjoined Obaseki to see his popular mandate as both an approval of his stewardship in the last four years and a call to lead Edo land on the path of greater peace, prosperity, and an all-round development.
Amaka Ane, Ibrahim shehu