On Sunday, September 20th, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of the Edo Governorship election after polling the highest Votes in the election.
The People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Candidate, Obaseki defeated the Candidate of the All Progressive Party(APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and 13 other candidates in the election poll.
Governor Godwin Obaseki has released a statement following his victory and re-election in the Edo State governorship election. In his Statement, Obaseki described his Victory in the 2020 Edo governorship election as a “Triumph Over Godfatherism”.
In his Statement he said, “Words fail me in Saluting our teeming supporters who displayed immense courage in the face of threats, intimidation and brutalization. The collective will of Edo people made it possible for us this triumph over godfatherism. Congratulations to all Edo people. This is our Victory!.”
Following the drama pertaining to the Edo Governorship Election, It is quite certain that Obaseki’s Statement is a “direct Shade’ to former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomole.
INEC reported that Obaseki won 13 local governments out of 18 local governments, including the local government of his keen Opponent in the elections, Ize-Iyamu.
The People’s Democratic Party Candidate, Godwin Obaseki emerged winner with 13,445 votes and 307,955 polls defeating his keen Opponent, Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressive Party (APC) who had 10,458 votes 223,619 polls.
Governor Obaseki returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the Edo governorship election. He will continue to serve as Edo State’s Governor for 4 more years.
Also, Former PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar has sent a congratulatory message to Governor Obaseki. In his message, he commended the people of Edo State and described Obaseki’s victory as a new dawn for the State, and an end to godfatherism and militarism.
Atiku also called out APC governorship Candidate Ize-Iyamu, (who was formerly a member of PDP) and urged him to come back to PDP in order for him to head in the right direction.
Atiku Said, ” The Leprous hand he (Ize-Iyamu) is now holding can only lead to a destination of barrenness. He(Ize-Iyamu) is amongst strange bedfellows, and I remind him that no matter how far one has gone on the wrong road, it is never too late to turn back and head in the right direction. The PDP is the right direction.”
Is Obaseki’s victory really an end of godfatherism?. Feel free to join the discussion in the comment section below.