Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has congratulated Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shuaibu on their re-election as the Governor and Deputy Governor of Edo State.
The former governor also congratulated the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party Prince Uche Secondus, all members of the National Working Committee and other National Leaders of the party whose leadership guided the party to victory.
He also congratulate the Chairman of The Edo PDP Campaign Council, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, and all members of the campaign team.
He, however, called on the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Bayelsa State and other parts of the country to draw a lesson from the conduct of the APC Leaders in Edo who did not rely on security and militia to kill their own people in order to scuttle the electoral process against the will of the people.
“The Edo election is an indication that free and fair elections is the beauty of democracy and is a victory for our country”, he said.
“I congratulate all the Governors of the South-South for working together, this has further strengthened the political unity of our region.
“I congratulate the members and leaders of the Edo State PDP for putting aside their differences and working together to secure this victory. Finally, I congratulate the people of Edo State who came out to vote and had sleepless nights in order to protect their votes.
“I commend His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring that security operatives did not scuttle the electoral process thereby ensuring a free, fair & election which represents the true will of the people. I hope that this ushers a new era of peaceful & credible elections.
“I call on Governor Godwin Obaseki to pay back Edo people the trust mandated to him via the ballot by delivering on his campaign promises and uniting the state across party line”