A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Senator Domingo Obende, yesterday urged citizens of the three senatorial districts, in the state irrespective of political affiliations, to support the progressive works of Governor Godwin Obaseki in the state.
He said the tribunal’s judgement, delivered last week, had further re-affirmed the people’s decision during the September 28, 2016 governorship election in the state.
Obende, who represented Edo North senatorial district between 2011 and 2014 on the platform of Action Congress of Nigeria, now All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin.
He also hailed the recent ruling of the state governorship election tribunal which affirmed the victory of Governor Obaseki and the ruling APC. According to the statement, “Edo people remain one irrespective of political differences or affiliation.
The ruling of the tribunal confirms the decision Edo people made and this decision should be respected and supported by all.” He also said the administration “has demonstrated, as started by his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, that Edo State is its primary constituency and not political party affiliation or state of origin.
“I commend the leadership and members of the APC for their calm disposition and the support showed throughout the 180 days the tribunal sat.
I also commend Governor Godwin Obaseki and his team for not allowing the proceedings at the tribunal to distract them from governance or lose focus on the direction he wants his administration to go,” he said.
“Whether you are of the PDP, APC or any other party, the good programmes, in terms of construction, agricultural policies that would generate hundreds of thousands of jobs for our teeming young people and even the old alike, will know no party.”