The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), defeating APC candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the September19 election.
The chairman of the APC national caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni, in the congratulatory message today September 21, said that the peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represented a victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
According to the caretaker chairman, who is Yobe State Governor, the party and President Muhammadu Buhari remained committed to free and fair elections to strengthen the foundation of the country’s political and moral authority.
Buni’s statement came after he met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was also attended by the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is also the Chairman of the APC National Campaign Council for the Edo election.
Buni also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the exercise.
He praised the APC flagbearer, Pastor Ize-Iyamu for his tenacity and leadership.
The APC chairman applauded the efforts of the immediate past national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and other members for demonstrating unwavering support for the party and its candidate in the election.