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Ortom, Makinde, Wike, Davido, Okowa, Ben Bruce, Others React to Obaseki, Shaibu’s Victory



 Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has, on behalf of the government and people of Benue State, congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the just concluded Edo State governorship election.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Terver Akase, described Governor Obaseki’s victory as a true reflection of the wishes of Edo people and not the machinations of some individuals and self-made gods also the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP .

Governor Ortom commended the dogged determination of Governor Obaseki to overcome intimidation and uphold the mandate his people popularly gave him.

The Governor went on to congratulate the people of Edo State, Rivers State Governor and Chairman of PDP Campaign Team for the 2020 Edo Governorship election Nyesom Wike along with National Electoral Commission, INEC for the credible conduct of the polls without yielding to pressure to thwart the will of the people.

“Governor Ortom prays God to continue to guide his Edo State counterpart to enable him serve his people in the second term,” the statement read in part.

Congratulations, H.E., @GovernorObaseki and Deputy Gov Phillip Shaibu for a well-deserved victory. Well done to the National Campaign Council for Edo State of our great party, @OfficialPDPNig led by H.E., @GovWike. The victory is for the people of Edo State. #EdoNoBeLagos

HE Seyi Makinde 

Today’s election result in Edo State, Nigeria – with Governor Godwin Obaseki re-elected for another term – is good news for the Royal Museum project in Benin City, and for the wider cause of returns of Benin art and culture


❤️❤️❤️❤️ HISTORY!!!! @GovernorObaseki


Deserving congratulations to my good friend and brother, @GovernorObaseki. I also congratulate the great people of Edo State for their vigilance and resilience. Edo State has voted for continuity, and progress, and they can rest assured; Obaseki will deliver. #EdoDecides2020

Ben Murray-Bruce 

With their loud and irrefutable votes in #EdoDecides, the people of Edo State have sent a strong message that they choose to continue under Governor Godwin Obaseki’s development agenda to Make Edo Great Again! #EdoDecides 

I congratulate my brother, Governor Obaseki, on this historic and thorough victory that has shown Edo State and the entire Nigeria that the will of the people always stands on the side of those that have their best interest. #EdoDecides

Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa 

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, on Sunday, congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election by the people of Edo State in the just concluded governorship election in the state

The Minority Leader, in a statement made available to newsmen, in Abuja, described Governor Obaseki’s re-election as well-deserving given his sterling performance in developing the state and empowering the people during his first tenure.

The lawmaker also commended the people of Edo State for the courage they exhibited in coming out en masse not only to vote but also to protect their votes and monitor the process to the end.

The Minority leader applauded the Chairman of the South-South PDP Governors Forum, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for the leadership role he played towards the success of the election.

He also commended Governor Nyesom Wike, the chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council, Governor Seyi Makinde, as well as other PDP governors, the PDP National Assembly Caucus, leaders, elders and teeming members of the party in Edo state, the South-South Zone and the nation at large for their roles in upholding a free, fair and credible electoral process in Edo State.

Hon Elumelu urged Governor Obaseki to continue in providing good governance for the people of Edo State, which was the basis of his incontestable victory in the election.