BENINâ€”Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has congratulated the Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, on his victory at the gubernatorial election held in the state last Saturday.
The Governor, in a statement, said despite the minor imperfections observed at the polls, the outcome of the election was a victory for the campaign of one man, one vote.
According to the statement, â€œI wish to congratulate Mr Peter Obi on his victory at the polls. It was a victory for â€˜one man, one voteâ€™ where the people decided whom they wanted as their leader.
â€œFor me, the person who emerged winner at the polls is not as important as the process, the right process, through which he emerged.
â€œI also wish to congratulate the Vice President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, for providing the appropriate and needed leadership in ensuring that the will of the people is not subverted. By this, he has demonstrated that he is a true democrat who would not subvert the will of the people on the altar of party allegiance.
â€œThe leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police also deserve kudos for ensuring that the votes of the people count.â€
This is a demonstration that the national agencies are, at last, proving that they are truly independent and not appendages of the ruling party.â€
â€œFinally, I want to congratulate the people of Anambra State for conducting themselves in an orderly manner and joining us in Edo State to send the right signal to those whose trade in stock is to rig in unwanted candidates that this is a new dawn for the campaign of â€˜one man, one voteâ€ where the votes of the people must count.â€