Edo: Obaseki’s victory shows FG interfering in previous elections – Fayose
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose says Governor Godwin Obaseki’s victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Edo State shows that many previous elections could have had different outcomes if the Federal Government did not interfere.
According to him, INEC and the security agencies were always compromised in previous elections.
He stated this in a series of tweets on Sunday, few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) pronounced Obaseki winner.
Fayose congratulated the governor-elect and urged him not to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after the party came to his rescue in his hour of political need.
He wrote, “The outcome of Edo State election has shown once again that we can have free, fair and credible elections if those in control of the FG allow @inecnigeria and security agencies to do their jobs without interference.
“I congratulate Gov Godwin Obaseki and urge him to see this victory as a challenge by the people of Edo State to do more for them. Most importantly, I wish to remind him that @OfficialPDPNig came to his rescue in his hour of political need.
“Gov Obaseki should remain in the @OfficialPDPNig, 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.”
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