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Edo election: Buhari calls Oshiomhole, congratulates Obaseki

Edo election: President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki and the people of Edo on successful conclusion of the gubernatorial election in the state.

In a telephone call to Gov. Adams Oshiohmole of Edo on Thursday, the President noted with delight the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Godwin Obaseki.

He commended the well articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect and party members in going round the state to reach the people with records of good governance.

According to the president, the outcome of the election clearly reflects the mood of the people to sustain the pedigree of responsiveness, forthrightness and diligence that Oshiohmole brought into the service of his people.

He said “the victory is good for democracy, for Nigeria and for the people of Edo.”

The President further maintained that the victory was well deserved as the campaign train, which he joined, worked hard to sell its people-centered manifesto.

He applauded the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, corps members and the electorate in ensuring peaceful election in the state.

INEC had announced that Obaseki of the APC won majority of the votes cast in the Sept. 28 Edo poll with a total of 319,483 votes.

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP came second with 253,173 votes.

 


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