Ayodele Fayose, former Ekiti State governor, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his re-election in Saturday’s election.
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He also urged him not to forget that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came to his rescue when he was in need and shun a return to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fayose said this in a statement on Sunday.
“I congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki and urge him to see this victory as a challenge by the people of Edo State to do more for them. Most importantly, I wish to remind him that PDP came to his rescue in his hour of political need and he should remain in the party, not minding the pressure that will be mounted on him,” he said.
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The PDP chieftain explained that the results of the election was a confirmation of the fact that credible, free and fair election is possible in the country when the Federal Government allowed the electoral umpire and the security were allowed to do their work without interference.
“The outcome of Edo State election has shown once again that we can have free, fair and credible elections if those in control of the FG allow INEC and security agencies to do their jobs without interference.
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“I also congratulate the people of Edo State, Nigerians and most importantly, the PDP for this sweet victory,” he said.
“Most importantly, I congratulate my friend and ‘younger brother’, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for leading the PDP to this very important electoral victory.
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“May this mark the beginning of that all-important deliverance of Nigeria and its people from the bondage of APC.”