Odigie-Oyegun congratulates Obaseki on re-election

John Odigie-Oyegun APC chairman

A former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) John Odigie-Oyegun has congratulated Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election.

Mr Odigie-Oyegun in a statement issued on Tuesday said, “Please accept my deepest congratulations, Mr Governor on your re-election as Governor of our great Edo State. You and your exemplary Deputy have shown that with good work and principled leadership, the ills of overbearing and egocentric politicking in our nation can be overcome.

“Your very significant victory marks a watershed in Edo and indeed Nigerian politics and so places additional responsibilities on your shoulders. I wish you and your Deputy four more years of inspired and productive leadership of our people who have reposed so much confidence in you.”

Odigie-Oyegun had refused to endorse his party’s governorship candidate for the election held last Saturday Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Meanwhile, the Oba of Benin Ewuare II also congratulated Obaseki on his re-election.

The Benin monarch also commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Peace Committee (NPC) chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state, on the roles they played in ensuring a peaceful election.

He reiterated his position that the traditional institution remains non-partisan but would continue to ensure that the people are allowed to make their choice.