A former National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.
Oyegun in a statement on Tuesday in what appeared to be a dig at his successor in APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said Obaseki and his Deputy, Shaibu’s principled leadership has shown that overbearing politicking can be overcome in the country.
“Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr. Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State.
“You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, the ills of overbearing and egocentric politicking in our nation can be overcome.”
“Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so places additional responsibilities on your shoulders.”
“I wish you and your Deputy four more years of inspired and productive leadership of our people who have reposed so much confidence in you,” he said.
Oyegun has always supported the Governor during his feud with his estranged godfather, Oshiomhole. After Obaseki’s disqualification by the APC screening committee, Oyegun called for the dissolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC), headed by Oshiomhole as precondition for panacea to the crisis rocking the party.