PHOTOS: Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki Receives Is Certificate of Return For a Second Term

Published On: September 22, 2020, 3:36 pm (1 month ago)
Author: kacy lee
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The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, May Agbamuche-Mbu, presented the certificates of return to both Obaseki and the state's deputy governor-elect, Philip Shaibu.

"INEC, I believe, has played its humble part but we have always maintained that a successfully conducted election is a collective effort, and so it has proven to be," she said.

Obaseki praised INEC's conduct of the election, and extended a hand of friendship to his opponents.

He said, "I am using this opportunity to extend a hand of fellowship to my brother, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and other colleagues in the APC to work with us to move Edo forward.

"On a specific note, I want to use this occasion to call on former national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, that the fight is over, to come and join in building the house where he was part of laying the foundation.

"We have no malice; the only thing we disagreed on is on the approach in moving Edo forward."

After the declaration of Obaseki's victory on Sunday, Ize-Iyamu failed to concede the election, announcing that he was studying the result before making a decision on next moves.