By Godwin Amunde
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki and the entire people of Edo State on the successful and peaceful conclusion of the gubernatorial election which was held on Saturday September 19, 2020, describing it as a well deserved victory.
In a statement signed his Principal Private Secretary, Muhammed Inuwa Ali, and made available to news men on Monday in Abuja, Kwankwaso said the action of the good people of Edo State symbolizes hope for every true democrat in the country.
“I congratulate Gov. Godwin Obaseki 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.
“Beyond this success, the action of the good people of Edo State symbolizes hope for every true democrat in our country,” he said.
While commending the Campaign Council for an excellent job, Kwankwaso noted that the victory in Edo State was largely facilitated by the outstanding commitment, resilience, courage and the doggedness of the Chairman of the Campaign Council, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and the entire members of the Campaign Council including all PDP Governors.
He commended the representatives of the international community 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 promoter 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,” he said.