Nigerians have reacted to the news of Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, emerging as the winner of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the election after polling a total of 307,955 votes in the election while Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress polled 223,619.
Reacting to the news, a former Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce tweeted: “Deserving congratulations to my good friend and brother, @GovernorObaseki. I also congratulate the great people of Edo State for their vigilance and resilience. Edo State has voted for continuity, and progress, and they can rest assured; Obaseki will deliver.”
Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu tweeted:
“A win for me in Edo State would have been a defeat of both Iyamu and Obaseki and a totally different person emerging as Governor. Then I would know the people have taken power into their hands and determining who governs them. For now, na dem dem!”
@blessed_efose tweeted: “I never expected a defeat for Obaseki, because it’s not happened anywhere in Nigeria before. INEC and FG only gave Nigerians the election status quo.”
@harmonybelvix tweeted: “Governor Obaseki’s win is not just about PDP conquering Edo state. It clearly means Democracy won in Edo state. Now we really know that power indeed belongs to the people. Lagos State should learn a thing or two from this.”
@simplyoasis tweeted: “If there’s one pick to pick in all of these. The names of the President & Vice have been out of all the convos so far. Which is interesting. na soso Lagos, Tinubu.”
@dimejisix tweeted: “Tinubu is becoming less powerful in Nigeria’s political arena. Interesting times. I’m more happy Oshiomole lost than Obaseki winning. Las las, they’re all politicians but Oshiomole has become a political cankerworm of late. #EdoNoBeLagos #EdoDecides2020”