Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki On his victory at last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Obasanjo in a congratulatory letter to Obaseki said he fought and deserves the victory.
Obasanjo said: “You have fought and won the elections and deserve to savour the victory despite all the odds and challenges posed by the opposition.
“As you rejoice, however, I would urge that you should be magnanimous in victory and stretch a hand of fellowship to the other candidates who failed in their bid for the elected office, a gesture that is not only charitable but should also help at this time to cool passions in the wider interest of the nation and your state. You are now, as before, Governor of Edo State and not the governor of only those who voted for you in Edo State.
“I urge you, therefore, to reciprocate their trust by doing everything you can to strengthen their faith in democracy and in its ability to bring about improved material conditions and better service delivery. I also count on your support of well-meaning Nigerians like me in our quest for national peace, stability and economic development and trust that you will play an active and visible role in our pursuit of these noble and desirable objectives.”