By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the party will replicate the victory recorded in the Edo State Governorship election in Lagos.
In a statement issued by spokesperson of the party in Lagos, Taofik Gani, PDP said Godwin Obaseki’s victory has strengthened PDP’s determination to win the 2023 governorship election in Lagos State.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Sunday declared Obaseki winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo.
Obaseki polled 307, 955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress Candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu, who scored 223,619.
Gani said, “The PDP, Lagos state chapter, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election as Edo State Governor.
“The Lagos state chapter particularly hailed the Governor for his ability to garner the needed vote to be declared at the first ballot , in the face of rumored federal might.
“To us in Lagos state PDP we have grasped from the well- deserved victory, the renewed commitment, and resoluteness to also win Lagos state to end godfatherism & imposition in Lagos politics.
“As a matter of fact, we are now more ever than before fired up to win Lagos State. We shall manifest this ability in the coming bye -elections in the state and eventually the 2023 general elections.”