The Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki has received a certificate for securing another term of four years in the governorship election.
Recall the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated his challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other 12 aspirants in the Edo Governorship race on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Governor Obaseki received his certificate of return during a ceremony that took place at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation Centre on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Benin.
The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers State, May Agbamuche-Mbu, presented the certificates of return to Obaseki and his Deputy, Philip Shaibu. “INEC, I believe, has played its humble part but we have always maintained that a successfully conducted election is a collective effort, and so it has proven to be,” he said.
Obaseki commended the commission for conducting a credible election; he also extended a hand of friendship to his opponents. “I am using this opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to my brother, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other colleagues in the APC to work with us to move Edo forward.
“On a specific note, I want to use this occasion to call on former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole that the fight is over, to come and join in building the house where he was part of laying the foundation. We have no malice; the only thing we disagreed on is on the approach in moving Edo forward,” he said.