Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has been re-elected as governor of Edo State.
The incumbent governor was declared winner of the governorship election after securing
307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival Ize-Iyamu, who got 223,619 votes. According to an elated Obaseki, “the great people of Edo State have spoken”.
It was a victory from the valley of the shadow of intimidation, blackmail and mudslinging against the incumbent governor.
Obviously, the people of Edo have supported him massively, as if to reenact the all-conquering power of the erstwhile Benin Kingdom, against an invading enemy whose intention was to plunder not just the resources but also the soul of the kingdom.
To appreciate their support, Obaseki is expected to use his second term in office to leave a legacy of quality services to his people, across board.
Details of the votes cast in each of the 18 local government areas of the state shall be made available soon.
John Daniel Obioma.