Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said yesterday that Edo people have made the right choice by electing Godwin Obaseki as governor.
In a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the governor described the election as “not just a victory for democracy but the people will experience continuity in terms of dividends of democracy”.
Ambode, who was the chair of the APC National Campaign Committee for the election, said the people of Edo voted for continuity of people-friendly policies and programmes. He urged all the stakeholders in the affairs of the state to accept the verdict of the people and work with Obaseki to develop the state.
“Like I said during the grand rally of our great party, the APC at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, a few weeks back, Edo State, being the heartbeat of the SouthSouth region, has all it takes to become another Lagos, and the decision of the people to speak with their votes in support of Obaseki is a signpost of their readiness for greatness and a testament to the monumental successes recorded in the last seven and half years by the incumbent Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
“We are enjoying the dividends of democracy in Lagos today because of the decision of the people to vote for continuity of good governance and I am glad that the people of Edo have also toed that path and the result will definitely translate to improved social services and welfare of the people,” Ambode said.
The Governor said judging by Obaseki’s antecedents, he was certain that Edo State is set for transformation and consolidation of the achievements of the outgoing administration.
Ambode said: “Governor Oshiomhole has laid the right foundation for progressive governance. He has been responsive, progressive and totally committed to the needs of the people. With the decision to vote Mr Obaseki, who is equally people-friendly, reliable, trustworthy, and has the fear of God, the people have made the right choice and I can only urge them to continue to support him to deliver on the campaign promises.”