By Musa Adamu
Former Kano Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for emerging victorious in the just concluded Edo State governorship election.
Kwankwaso in a series of tweets on Monday said Obasaki’s victory reflects the true choice of the people.
“I am especially congratulating the Edo people for their foresight in re-electing their hardworking and effective Governor, Godwin Obaseki @GovernorObaseki to continue with the excellent work of developing Edo State.
“I also congratulate His Excellency, @GovernorObaseki over this well-deserved victory. You worked very hard for the people of Edo State and they have reciprocated by coming out in droves not only to cast their votes for you but also to defend their votes and ensure that the multitude of election riggers mobilized by agents of doom, from different states, to steal the Edo election were made ineffective.
“Without a doubt, our victory in Edo State was hugely facilitated by the outstanding commitment, resilience, courage and the doggedness of the chairman of our Campaign Council, His Excellency Nyesom Wike (@GovWike) of Rivers State and the entire members of the Campaign Council including all PDP governors. I commend you all as we celebrate the success-for-democracy in Nigeria.”
Kwankwaso also commended representatives of the international community in Nigeria, especially the United State embassy in Nigeria and the United Kingdom embassy in Nigeria for their timely advice to merchants of election malpractice and perpetrators of electoral violence.
“Your advisory to election riggers and promoters of election violence to know that there are consequences, beyond the borders of Nigeria, for their ignominious action was very effective. We thank you for your interest in deepening democracy in our country.
“There is no gainsaying that the Edo Victory is a victory for our great party, the PDP. I, therefore, congratulate our amiable Chairman Uche Secondus @UcheSecondus his entire team. This success is a testimony to your dexterity, political savvy & focused leadership. Congratulations.”