The immediate past governor of Ekiti State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ayodele Fayose, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to remain in the party.
Obaseki won his re-election for a second term after defeating Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Obaseki had been a member of the APC and only left the party recently after he was disqualified from contesting the party’s primary election. The incident led him to defect to the PDP whose ticket he used to win his re-election.
Reacting to Obaseki’s victory in a post on Twitter, Fayose said the outcome of the Edo State election has shown once again that Nigeria can have free, fair and credible elections.
The former governor congratulated the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council for the Edo Governorship election and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for leading the party to victory.
Fayose wrote: “The outcome of the Edo State election has shown once again that we can have free, fair and credible elections if those in control of the FG allow INEC and security agencies to do their jobs without interference.
“Gov Obaseki should remain in the PDP, not minding the pressure that will be mounted on him.
“I also congratulate the people of Edo State, Nigerians and most importantly, the PDP for this sweet victory.
“Most importantly, I congratulate my friend and “younger brother”, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for leading the PDP to this very important electoral victory.
“May this mark the beginning of that all-important deliverance of Nigeria and its people from the bondage of APC.”