Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:09 pm
Mr Anselm Ojezua, the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo, on Thursday, attributed the party’s victory in the Wednesday Edo governorship election to the goodwill of the people.
Ojezua, who was reacting to the APC victory in Benin, said Gov. Adams Oshiomhole had served the state well and the people rewarded him by voting the party in again.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the victory did not come to him as a surprise because it was earned through hard work.
The chairman said that the party would continue to build on the goodwill, adding “to God be the glory; this victory brings to the fore the need for hard work.
Also, Mr Gentleman Amegor, the Vice Chairman of the party in Edo South Senatorial District, said the party won because it had worked hard since it assumed office.
“In life, the key to success is hard work. When you work hard, success will never be far from you. That is exactly what has happened.
“Oshiomhole has laid the foundation and we pray and are hopeful that Godwin Obaseki will do better”.
Similarly, the Attorney-General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Henry Idahagbon, described the victory as ordained by God.
“The victory is sweet but the battle was tough. It is a victory for development. Edo people should get ready for a high level development now,” he said.
NAN reports that the APC candidate, Mr Godwin Obaseki, won the election by polling 319, 483 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the PDP, who garnered 253, 173 votes.
NAN also reports that Oshiomhole’s second term in office ends on November 12. (NAN)