Governor Godwin Obaseki has reacted to his victory at the just-concluded Edo State governorship polls saying the outcome of the election was a reflection of the will of the Edo People.
Obaseki in his victory speech from the PDP situation room in Beninthanked God almighty for making him triumph over his opponents.
“The great people of Edo State have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear,” he said.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for defending the nation’s democracy and “allowing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security services to perform their constitutional functions without interference”.
According to Obaseki, INEC and the security services have shown Nigerians and the world that they are capable of conducting free and credible elections.
He also saluted histeeming supporters who he said displayed courage in the face of threats. stressing that the collective will of the Edo people made it possible.
“I am eternally grateful to my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and my brother governors, not only for giving us the umbrella but for the hard work which has brought me back to the office.
“Our success has been reinforced by the belief that there is nothing that we cannot achieve as a people if we collectively work together and call on God.
“In conclusion, I reiterate to all of you today that working with my deputy, Rt Hon Philip Shaibu, we are committed to making Edo great again.
“Thank you all and thank you for your support”.