Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party PDP flagbearer/candidate for the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Obaseki will now fly the party’s flag as candidate for the September’s governorship election with the highest votes of 1,952 out of total accredited votes of 2024. 72 votes were, however, invalid.
Why reacting to his victory, Mr Obaseki said he would not disappoint the people of the state for the confidence reposed on him. He said he believed that by the grace of God, he will be governor of Edo State for another four years.
”Today makes a defining moment for our dear state. With today’s election result, it is clear that there is no mountain. I thank my family for the encouragement.
”I salute all our party members for standing tall when it became necessary to do so.
”I almost quit running for a second tenure all because of overbearing god-father, but the PDP cover provided us with the umbrella when it was heavily raining. Kenneth Imasuagbon and others made this possible.
Godwin Obaseki will be challenging his closest rival, Pastor Ize-Iyamu amongst others come September 19th Edo Guber polls.
His victory is coming after Kenneth Imasuagbon finally stepped down for Godwin Obaseki
The Party made this known on Thursday at its primary held at the Samuel Ogbemudia International Stadium Benin City.
At the election today was Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, amongst other party executives and delegates.
Also, the governor’s Senior Special Adviser on New Media, Jack Obinyan, said via his official Twitter handle.
He wrote, “In case you haven’t heard, @GovernorObaseki is returned unopposed, emerges as the flag bearer of the @OfficialPDPNig
ahead of September 19, 2020 Gubernatorial Elections.”