The growing popularity of Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, across households in the state, has earned the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state unprecedent political gain, shattering old records and winning 23, out of 24 seats in the Saturday March 9, House of Assembly election.
Yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Orhionmwon State Constituency II election inconclusive.
Regardless, this has not blemished Obasenki’s record, as the poster boy of the APC in Edo state and a perfect score for a second term ticket, according to chieftains of the party.
“We saw Obaseki’s capacity for annihilating the opposition during the last local government election in which all the 18 candidates of the All Progressives Congress triumphed in the state.
“With the House of Assembly seats in our kitty, we are determined as a party, to put our best foot forward in the gubernatorial election, come 2020. The rising profile of our party under Obaseki is phenomenal, and Edo people have spoken that they appreciate his people-focused policies and programmes,” one of the APC chieftains and Secretary to the State Governmen, Osarodion Ogie Esq said.
In his ‘Thank You’ message to Edo people, Obaseki, said: “My dear good people of Edo State, I thank you immensely for the massive votes you gave to candidates of my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday March 9, House of Assembly election in the state.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Orhionmwon state constituency II election in the Edo House of Assembly inconclusive.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Emmanuel Alex Hart, made the declaration, yesterday, in Benin, the state capital.
He said: “The election was declared inconclusive as a result of violence, snatching of ballot boxes as well as faulty card readers.”