APC’s Godwin Obaseki receives certificate of return from INEC.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki received a certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The presentation took place at the INEC office in Benin on Thursday.
Mr. Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shuaibu, were presented certificates of return as winners of the just concluded Edo State gubernatorial election.
Dr Mustafa Muhammed, INEC National Commissioner in charge of South-South zone, presented the certificates to the governor-elect and his deputy.
In a brief remark, Mr. Obaseki stated that he dedicated his victory to God Almighty.
Obaseki also added that one of the reasons he contested the poll was to expand and attract resources into the state.
The governor-elect also thanked Edo people for their support during and after the election.and vowed to put their interest first before his. He lauded INEC for the peaceful conduct of the election.
He pledged to put the interest of the people first before his own.
Mr. Obaseki took the occasion to laud INEC for the peaceful conduct of the election.
APC’s Godwin Obaseki Receives Certificate of Return
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Edo State, Mr Sam Olumekun, had earlier thanked the people of Edo and the security agencies for conducting a peaceful election.
INEC National Commissioner, Dr Mustafa Muhammed, promised that INEC would improve the electoral system in the conduct of future elections.
Meanwhile, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) national caucus has rejected the results of the Edo state governorship elections.
The PDP in a statement described the election as “a charade”.
The PDP national caucus meeting held on Wednesday evening at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center, Abuja.
The meeting was chaired by the national chairman of the party, Ahmed Makarfi.
A statement signed by the party spokesperson, Chinwe Nnorom, said the meeting briefed the national caucus on the status of the party and the ongoing reconciliation process.
The statement said:
“The National Caucus frowned at the brazen display of avarice and desperation against the Edo electorates and democracy on September 28 and 29, 2016 by the ruling APC in collaboration with INEC and security agencies all in the name of Governorship Election.”