By Esther Onyegbula
BENIN CITY —As the 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State beckons, the Edo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has passed a vote of confidence in Governor Godwin Obaseki.
They also described the party’s outing in the 2019 polls, especially the state Assembly elections, a vote of confidence on Obaseki by indigenes of the state.
The party said in a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Chris Azebamwan, which conveyed the outcome of a State Executive Committee Meeting of the party, held on April 11, 2019.
He said: “Members were unanimous in their conclusion that the House of Assembly election results amounts to a referendum on the performance of Mr. Obaseki. It, therefore, amounts to an implicit and explicit vote of confidence on him by the indigenes of Edo State who have, in very clear and unmistakable terms, indicated their preference for a House of Assembly that would be supportive of the vision and mission of the Governor without any distraction.
“Members, therefore, resolved that in line with the mandate, the party would continue to sustain its avowed commitment to give the government and administration of Mr. Godwin Obaseki the needed support.
He said the exco congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory, and the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole for the overall success of the party in the general election.
The party’s scribe added that members of the Executive Committee reviewed the recently concluded Presidential, National Assembly and state House of Assembly elections in Edo State, and commended all party members and critical stakeholders for their hard work, dedication and loyalty.