Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory at the September 19th, 2020 governorship election, while tacitly blaming Adams Oshiomhole for the crisis that engulfed the party for the better part of a year, which contributed to the defeat of their candidate at the poll.
In a statement issued by the state Chairman of the party, Anselm Ojezua, he maintained that their loss at the polls stems from the needless and avoidable crisis foisted on the party by a, ‘selfish, insensitive, arrogant and irresponsible’ leadership. He maintained that Oshiomhole was suspended by the Edo State chapter of the APC in 2019 for anti-party activities.
Ojezua stated that the election has been generally acclaimed to be peaceful, orderly and transparent and that the people of Edo have made their choice in a very clear and unambiguous manner. The party also called on Obaseki to be magnanimous in victory while it urged all those who contested to sheathe their swords and put the elections behind them, and that they must all close ranks with the government in order to ensure a seamless transition to the final lap of governance in the state without being subjected to any needless distraction and rancour.
Ize-Iyamu is yet to concede the election or congratulate Obaseki, saying he’s still studying the results along with other party members and will announce his next move soon. Obaseki defected to the PDP in June of 2020 after he was disqualified from seeking re-election from the APC’s platform after his fall out with Oshiomhole, his estranged godfather.
He defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC last Saturday to secure another term of four years in office.
Source: Nigerian Pilot