The Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 7, Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, has praised voters in the state for reelecting Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term in office, despite attempt by the opposition to financially induce them not to vote for the PDP.
The councillor representing Ward 7, Egor LGA, Hon. Derrick Uhunmwangho gave the commendation at a victory party to celebrate the reelection of Governor Obaseki by executives and members of PDP in the Ward.
Uhunmwangho said, “I deem it fit to host my constituents for the support they gave to the governor in the just concluded gubernatorial election. Even when the opposition party was sharing between N5000-N7000, they refused to collect it because they preferred to vote their conscience, so we believe it is worth celebrating.”
He stressed that the governorship election has set a precedent in Nigeria, adding, “The victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki marks a new dawn in Nigerian politics and we feel there is need for us to come together to dine and wine and to appreciate God for the victory.”
The PDP Ward 7 Woman Leader, Mrs. Rosemary Okundia, expressed appreciation to the people for coming out en masse to reelect Obaseki/Shaibu, adding, “I appreciate the people for being able to cage the ‘lions and tigers’ in Edo State and for putting them where they duly belong, the cage.
The Chairman, PDP Ward 7, Egor LGA, Hon. Daniel Iyangbe, said, “I am very happy with the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki. Obaseki has done so much for Edo people and deserves the victory. I am a pensioner, I get my pension every 24th of every month, when I retired in 2010, during Oshiomhole’s administration, I got my pension after six years but during Obaseki’s administration, you will get your money after one month of retirement.”