Obaseki Godwin has won the Edo Governorship election which was held yesterday, September 19, 2020.
Obaseki Godwin of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the election after polling 307, 955 votes to defeat his nearest contender in the All Progressives Congress, Ize-Iyamu who polled 223, 619 votes
Former Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki after he won the Edo state governorship election.
Taking to Twitter, the former Vice President of Nigeria said Obaseki’s win signifies “the end of Godfatherism” in Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar also commended the people of Edo State “for their resilience in the face of the forces arrayed against them.”
He urged Obaseki’s opponent Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to “accept the right hand of fellowship that is likely to be extended to him” because “the leprous hand he is now holding can only lead to a destination of barrenness.”
Atiku added that Ize-Iyamu” is amongst strange bedfellows” and advised him to “turn back & head in the right direction.” Atiku further stated that “the PDP is the right direction.”
Read his full statement below.