The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, September 22, congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, over his victory at the recently-concluded election.
The party sent the congratulatory message via a statement issued by Mai Mala Buni, Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committee.
Buni said that the peaceful conduct of the just concluded Edo governorship election and its outcome represents a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
In his statement issued in Damaturu, Yobe, on Monday; Buni added that the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari remained committed to free and fair elections.
This, he said, was critical to strengthening the foundation of the country’s political and moral authority.
Buni, who is also the governor of Yobe, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), security agencies, and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the exercise.
He also commended the APC candidate at the election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for his tenacity and leadership qualities while congratulating Obaseki.
Buni also appreciated the efforts of the immediate past national chairman of the APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole; and other members for demonstrating unwavering support for the party and its candidate in the election.
Buni added that with the election over, it was time to unite to move the country’s democracy forward; and put an end to the era when the electoral contest became warfare.
He also advised Obaseki to work for the betterment of Edo State.
“We appeal to our members to be strengthened by the outcome of the election and unite in order to correct the problems that worked against our party and our candidate in the election.
“As progressives and democrats, we are confident that all leaders and members of the party will celebrate the outcome of the election as free and fair as acknowledge by our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Let us unite to move our democracy forward.
“We must put an end to the era when the electoral contest becomes warfare.
“We urge our candidate and all our members to join us in congratulating Mr Godwin Obaseki and the PDP; as the winner of the election.
“Our attention must now shift to Ondo State and ensure that we win the Oct. 10, 2020 election.
“Sept. 19, 2020 Edo election should present a new watershed,” Buni stressed.