DR. MICHAEL NWOKO
CONGRATULATES GOV. OBASEKI, HAILS EDO PEOPLE, COMMENDS GOV OKOWA.
By Frank Iroroh
A stout member of PDP in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State and Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okowa on Health Monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko has described the result of the just concluded governorship election in Edo State as a true reflection of the will of Edo people and a victory for Nigeria’s democratic experiment. He congratulated Governor Obaseki for his dexterity and resolve to fight injustice, oppression, imposition, money bags, Godfatherism and political ground standing within the Edo State political stratosphere, Dr Nwoko also commended His Excellency Sen Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State and the Chairman, South South Governor’s forum for mobilising the PDP stewards in the geopolitical zone for a solidarity support for Governor Obaseki, maintaining that their presence in Edo State made it impossible for anti democtatic forces in the State to truncate the will of the people.
The media enthusiats and eloquent speaking SSA made the remark in a congratulatory message to Governor Obaseki which was released to the press on Monday September 21 following INEC confirmation of Governor Obaseki as winner of the Edo State 2020 Governorship election.
The congratulatory message reads in part, “I want to used this medium to congratulate the Governor elect of Edo State, Gov. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Comrade Philip Shaibu for their well deserve victory at the just concluded governorship election in Edo state.”
Judging by the popularity of Governor Obaseki among the
electorates in Edo State, I was very confident that the power of the people as an instrument of democracy will work in Edo State. The victory is a victory of the people against injustice, oppression, money bags Godfatherism, political ground standing within the Edo State political stratosphere, it is a victory for our democratic experiment.
I also want to use this medium to commend our amiable Governor, a rare strategic political colossus and Chairman South South Governor’s forum, His Excellency, Sen. Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa for his unrelenting efforts in mobilising massive solidarity support to ensure victory for PDP/Obaseki in the election. There is no gainsaying the fact that the presence of PDP big shots in Edo State made it impossible for the anti democratic forces in the State to thwart and subvert the will of the people.”
“This victory in Edo State clearly indicates that the PDP is now in full control of the South South geopolitical zone. This is a good development as it will enable the governors of the zone to work out a common solution to the security and developmental challenges facing the zone.”
Suffice to say that Edo people have given His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, a vote of confidence, it is therefore expected that they hit the ground running to deliver campaign promises to the people because to whom much faith is bestowed, much democratic dividend is expected”.
“The battle was hard and well fought and at the end the brave triumphed, victory is meant for the brave. It is a thing of joy that the will of the people can now prevail in our democracy.
Recall that Governor Obaseki was declared winner of the Edo state 2020 governorship election held on Saturday September 19.
Obaseki of PDP pulled a total of 307, 955 votes to beat his nearest rival Pastor Ize Iyamu who came a distance second position with 223,529 votes. Governor Obaseki won Pastor Ize Iyamu with a margin of 84, 336 votes winning 13 out of the 18 LGAs in the State.
Congratulations Edo people! Congratulations Nigeria!!.’ Dr Nwoko concluded.