The United States Government has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies over the conduct of the Edo State Governorship election. 

“Congratulations @inecnigeria and Nigerian security services on the Edo governorship election,” the US Mission in Nigeria tweeted Wednesday.

Mary Beth Leonard, US Ambassador to Nigeria. Photo: US Embassy

“We commend the people of Edo State for exercising their franchise and recognize Governor Obaseki & Pastor Ize Iyamu for encouraging peace.”

 It also commended civil society organizations who played vital roles in the successful conduct of the Edo Governorship poll.

Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor of Edo State.

He was returned elected by INEC after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday.

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