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Governor Godwin Obaseki Receives Certificate of Return

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has received his Certificate of Return. Obaseki, who spoke while receiving the certificate of return as governor-elect for the state at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Benin City, yesterday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring that the governorship election was free, fair and credible. He also urged former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole; gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other members of the APC to join hands with his administration to develop the state.

Meanwhile, the President of Court of Appeal of Nigeria, Justice M. B. Dongban Mensem, yesterday announced the establishment of the election petition tribunal secretariat with a panel to handle petitions that may arise from the governorship election conducted in Edo State.

Chairman, Edo State Chapter of South-East and South-South Professionals of Nigeria (SESSPN), Aiyamenkhue Edokpolo, yesterday, hailed Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo for his sportsmanship in his congratulatory message to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory and re-election.

The Ekiti State PDP and former governor of the state, Chief Segun Oni, yesterday, congratulated Obaseki on his victory at the poll. Oni said the resolute actions displayed by Edo electorate against those flaunting and relying on federal might were an eye opener that the will of the people could not be subdued in any electoral contest. The Chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State, Mr. Bisi Kolawole, in a letter signed and addressed to Obaseki, lauded the PDP structure in Edo State and praised the determination and collective efforts of the people of the state for defending their votes.

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