Victorious Governor Godwin Obaseki has reiterated his commitment to making Edo state great again.
Speaking in Benin city on Sunday after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared him winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state, Obaseki attributed his victory to God and determination of people of the state.
“The great people of Edo have spoken. They have spoken loud and clear. We thank God Almighty and give him all the glory for this victory.
“We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for defending our democracy and allowing INEC and all the security agencies to perform their constitutional function with any interference.
“INEC and the security agencies have shown Nigerians and the world indeed that they are capable of conducting free and credible elections.
“The collective will of Edo people made it possible to triumph over godfatherism. We thank you all. I am eternally grateful to my party, the PDP, and other governors, not only for giving us the umbrella, but for the hard work that ensured victory.
“Our success has reinforced the fact that there is nothing we cannot achieve as a people if we put forces together and collectively call on God for support.
“I reiterate my declaration to you today that working with my deputy, Philip Shaibu, we are committed to making Edo great again,” he said