Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said his victory in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state will enhance regional cooperation in the south south.
Speaking on Wednesday at the Government House in Asaba during a thank you visit to his Delta state counterpart, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Obaseki said he was in the state to thank the Governor and people of the state for their support during the election.
“The amount of sacrifice you made for us in terms of time and the emotional energy that you put in the election is worthy of appreciation.
“We know that part of your ancestry is Edo, but you went beyond that by adopting two local government areas and supported them to victory.
“We express our gratitude and let you know that by your action you have rekindled the spirit of Bendel.
“When I came to visit you last year after your re-election, I had no idea that I will find myself in the same party with you, but here I am, and I am happy because it is good for our regional cooperation.
“As chairman of South-South Governors, you have provided strong leadership for the region and now that we have achieved political cooperation, we will now focus on the economic cooperation and development of the region.
“On behalf of all of us from Edo State, we thank you and let you know that we appreciate all you have done for us and it is our prayer that God will do for you more than you have done for us,” Obaseki said.
Obaseki’s victory meant the region is now under the firm control of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), successfully fending off All Progressives Congress (APC) attempts to make an inroad in the region.