State Governor, Douye Diri, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his emergence as the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in Edo.
Diri, in a statement on Friday by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, said Obaseki’s emergence had provided an opportunity for the party to close ranks and be single-minded to ensure Edo returned to the PDP family in the South-South region, where it rightly belonged.
The governor said, “Late yesterday, June 25, 2020, my brother and colleague, Governor Godwin Obaseki, was declared winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Edo State.
“This followed his affirmation by the delegates as the consensus candidate in the primary election.
“Governor Obaseki’s victory is heartwarming. I therefore congratulate him for the opportunity of becoming our great party’s standard bearer in the September governorship election just as I congratulate his deputy, Philip Shaibu, for being a dependable supporter of his principal.
“Clearly, Obaseki’s emergence as the PDP candidate is the culmination of doggedness, unyielding determination, political sagacity and the will of God.”
He implored the party at the national level and in Edo State, in particular, to continue to work together in order to deliver on Obaseki’s solid mandate.
He urged Obaseki to fly the party’s flag with courage and great confidence knowing that the Edo electorate are with him because of his sterling performance in the last four years.
He added, “Let me also commend the great sportsmanship of other contestants, who subordinated their aspirations to the larger interests and the unity of our party, and in the process ensured that the primary election was peaceful and rancour-free.
“These are great party men indeed and they deserve commendation for their invaluable sacrifice.”