Following the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has thanked Edo people for the growing acceptance of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, the governor described the state’s performance in last Saturday’s elections as an improvement on its performance in the 2015 elections.
He said: “With the results, it is obvious there is a growing acceptance of the APC in the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The margins show that we have considerably closed the gap here. The outcome of the polls turned out to be better than the previous one held in the state in 2015.”
The governor’s aide said a comparison of the results shows that in 2019, PDP polled 275,691, and the APC got 267,842; while in 2015, the PDP scored 286,869 as against APC’s 208,469 in the presidential election.
“In 2015, the margin of defeat was 78,400 votes, but, in 2019, it dropped by 90 percent to 7,849 votes. This is a considerable improvement on the party’s performance,” he said.
He assured that a better feat will be recorded in the March 9 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. He said the state government is growing towards a people-oriented political culture, which bodes well for democracy.