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Okowa, Ben Bruce, Apostle Suleman react as Obaseki wins Edo election

Governor of Delta State Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the successful conduct of the Edo State governorship election.

INEC’s Returning Officer in Edo State declared Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the election after polling 307,955 votes.

According to results collated in 18 LGAs early Sunday, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in 15 local government areas of the state.

Obaseki, who is the PDP’s governorship candidate, defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Okowa, reacting on his Twitter page, hoped that the lessons from Edo election will be corrected in the upcoming Ondo election.

On his Twitter page, Okowa wrote: “I must commend INEC for a job-well-done in #EdoDecides.

“It is my hope that the lessons learnt from this election, will be corrected in #OndoDecides — in order to continue to improve our electoral systems.”

Former lawmaker, Ben Murray-Bruce also reacting write on his Twitter page “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.”

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministry, who was in support of Obaseki, also took to his Twitter page congratulating the Edo state Governor.

His tweet read: “Congratulations..@GovernorObaseki..”

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