Story By Akinola Emmanuel
The Rivers state Governor who is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo election Nyesom Wike said with the Saturday conduct of Edo Governorship Election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Police showed that they were ready to correct the mistakes of the past.
The Governor stated this while addressing his teeming supporters on arrival back to Port Harcout from Edo State.
He commended the people of Edo State for ending ‘godfatherism’ with the re-election of Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“With the re-election of Governor Obaseki, the entire South-South Region is now completely PDP.
“What this means is that the entire South-South can now speak with one voice on issues concerning us,” he stated.
Wike had earlier said the electoral victory of Governor Obaseki has ended godfatherism in Edo State at a press conference in Benin City.
He spoke shortly after the declaration of Obaseki as the winner of Edo Governorship Election by the INEC.
He acknowledged that Edo people spoke vehemently with their votes by re-electing Governor Obaseki.
He noted that with the outcome of the election, Edo people would no longer put their fate in the hands of one man.
” If for nothing, we have made the point that there is nothing called godfatherism again in Edo state politics.
“I thank Governor Obaseki for volunteering to be used to fight for the interest of Edo State,” he said.
The Governor thanked members of the PDP National Campaign Council and those who also served in the Edo Campaign Committee for the sacrifices made.