The executive governor of Edo state and the emerged victor of the Edo September 21 governorship election, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has sent a peace message to the counterparts in the All Progressive Congress.
Obaseki who call for their active collaboration in building a better Edo, says the fight is over and thus should join force in building a structure whose foundation they were part of.
He made this call while receiving his certificate of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday in Benin city, Edo state capital.
INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Edo, Rivers, and Bayelsa States, Mrs May Agbmuche-Mbu, made the presentation at the INEC office in Aduwawa, Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The governor specially called on the APC candidate in the just concluded election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the former APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to set aside their differences and join in the developmental work of the state.
Nigeria News World had earlier reported that INEC has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the incumbent governor of the state, Governor Godwin Obaseki, as the winner of the Saturday election.
Delivering a speech on Tuesday at INEC’s office, Obaseki said, “To our friends and our brothers on the other side of the divide, we are one family in the pursuit to provide services and public good for our citizens.
“Our citizens have decided that as for now, they trust us more to provide them leadership. It does not mean that they do not have a role to play. It does not mean that they are not part of a family.
“I’m using this opportunity to extend the hand of fellowship to my brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, and his other colleagues in the All Progressives Congress to join us and work with us so that we can move Edo forward.
“On a specific note, I want to use this occasion to call on the former chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that the fight is over and he should 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 in the approach in moving Edo forward.”