Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomole has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki Of Edo State Over his victory at the Supreme Court.
The congratulatory message is contained in a letter personally signed by Comrade Oshiomole.
Read the letter below.
Mr Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki,
Governor of Edo State,
Congratulations on your victory at the supreme Court which has effectively laid to rest all matters arising from the last election.
As I had repeatedly reminded you during our several meetings, our relationship has through the years developed beyond being friends to being brothers of different parents.
Whatever happened is unfortunate and I believe God has a reasons for everything.
I have put all behind me and moved on. As I have consistently advised, please be magnanimous in victory.
You are the Governor of all Edo people regardless of political leanings. Once again, congratulations Exellency!
Please accept the renewed assurances of my very best wishes and high regards.
Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole.
……….”we are happy all cases have come to an end”…..Ize-Iyamu
Similarly, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the 2020 Governorship Election in Edo state, Chief Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Monday congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the Supreme Court.
Ize-Iyamu in a letter to the governor said that Friday’s judgment of the apex court has put an end to the series of litigations on the governorship poll that returned Obaseki for a second term.
The APC candidate in the letter asked Obaseki to accept his congratulatory message since all the cases were over.
“For the records, Your Excellency, your supporters had instituted 13 different pre-election cases against my deputy and I; all seeking to disqualify us from participating in the election.
“On our part, our party, the APC had only one case against Your Excellency and your party.
“We also deliberately did not go to the Elections Tribunal, not because we did not have issues but because we felt it was better to allow you to face the job at hand, more so as our party at the National level had congratulated you.
“We are happy that all these cases have come to an end. Now that it is all over, please accept my congratulations,” he said.
The APC gubernatorial flag bearer, however, appealed to the governor to consider the issue of 14 constituencies, which are without representation at the state House of Assembly since 2019.
He said though the matter is in court, the governor was in a vantage position to consider an out-of-court settlement of the issue, in the overall interest of our state.