APC congratulates Obaseki, gives reasons for Ize-Iyamu’s defeat

By AdvocateNews on 21/09/2020

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The All Progressives Congress has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as the Governor of Edo State.

 

This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the APC national caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday.

 

The statement was released a few hours after Buni and the chairman of the party’s governorship election campaign for Edo State, Abdullahi Ganduje, met with President Major General Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors.

 

It was titled “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy” and personally signed by Buni.

Buni, in the statement, described the election as peaceful, adding that its outcome represented a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.

 

He explained that some problems within APC worked against the party and its candidate in the just-concluded election.

 

The governor subsequently warned against disunity in the party.

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission had on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Governor Godwin Obaseki, winner of the keenly contested election.

 

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, said Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ize-Iyamu, who got 223,619 votes.

 

The statement read, “The September 19, 2020 Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party.

 

“We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent victory for Nigeria’s democracy

 

“As a party, we join our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, to affirm our ‘commitment to free and fair elections’ in order to strengthen ‘the foundation for our political and moral authority’. We commend INEC, our security agencies and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the election. As a governing party, we will take every step necessary to support the Federal Government to consolidate all the gains achieved.

 

“We, in particular, want to salute our candidate in the election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamuh for his tenacity and leadership. We similarly commend our Edo State leaders, especially our immediate past National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and all our members in Edo State for demonstrating unwavering support for our party and our candidate in the election.

 

“In the face of all the challenges, we collectively remained faithful and worked tirelessly during the campaigns. We appeal to all our members to be strengthened by the outcome of the election and unite in order to correct all the problems that worked against our party and our candidate in the just-concluded election.

 

“Let us unite to move our democracy forward. We must put an end to the era when the electoral contest become warfare. We urge our candidate and all our members to join us in congratulating Mr. Godwin Obaseki and the PDP, being the declared winner of the election.

 

“Our attention must now shift to Ondo State and ensure that we win the October 10, 2020 election. September 19, 2020 Edo election should present a new watershed.

 

“We will work hard to win the Ondo election. Having reaffirmed our commitment to free and fair elections, it is our expectation that all opposition parties in the country will also commit themselves to free and fair contests. We will therefore accordingly expect a congratulatory message from all parties just as we similarly guarantee that once we are defeated in a fair contest, we will congratulate the winner.”

Posted 21/09/2020 10:26:12 PM

 

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