The All Atiku Support Groups (AASGs) has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as the Governor of Edo state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
The Chairman of the group, Mr. Fabiyi Oladimeji said in statement today in Abuja that Obaseki’s resounding and convincing victory was due to the resilience and steadfastness of the people of Edo State who did not give room for any manipulation be undemocratic forces..
“Nothing can be more dignifying than the stance and resolve of the good people of Edo for what they truly believed in. The good people of Edo state have demonstrated dexterity and spoken very loudly against god fatherism, against arrogance in power just as they have voted for progress and prosperity.
“We salute the candor, resilience and courage of our dear Governor Obaseki, his very dependable and rugged deputy, Comrade Phillip Shuaib, the State campaign council under the leadership of Chief Dan Orbih and all leaders of note in Edo State, Oladimeji said..
Oladimeji also commend INEC for maintaining neutrality saying:
. We understand there cannot be perfection in any electoral process, but INEC by their conduct in the just concluded Edo election have shown that it is possible if we all decided to do what is right.
He said that AASGs would not take the role played by the security agencies in ensuring the smooth running of the elections for granted.
He observed that though there was a full contingent of officers and men of the Nigerian Police and other security agencies on ground there were no recorded cases of intimidation or harassment of voters during the conduct of the governorship election.
Furthermore, “AASGs must not fail to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for allowing the good people of Edo to have their say and way. Democratic process demands that people should be allowed to freely elect their choices, as democracy is all about the people.
We wish to strongly recognize the doggedness of the Chairman of the National Campaign Council, Gov. Nyesom Wike, his Colleagues Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and all the members of the National campaign council, he said.
He noted the huge efforts of the very hard working Edo State Chapter of All ASGs who mobilized thousands of voters for the re-election of Obaseki under the coordination of Atiku Campaign Stream saying: “ We thank you for standing tall. You are all highly appreciated’’.
AASGs also recognize and appreciate the leadership role played by His Excellency Atiku Abubakar in dislodging the antics of the APC and for his timely intervention and support.
Oladimeji appealed to all stakeholders in the PDP to embrace the same strategy adopted and implemented in the Edo experiences and apply same during the upcoming Ondo Governorship election, Lagos senatorial bye election and Anambra Governorship election.
Chairman, All Atiku Support Group.