Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar in a congratulatory statement to all participants in the Edo governorship election has asked Governor Godwin Obaseki to repay the people of the state with good governance and justice.
The statement signed by the former Nigerian leader on behalf of members of the National Peace Committee congratulated “the good people of Edo State on the peaceful conduct of their elections in which a winner has emerged.”
Nigerians, he said, “appreciate the exemplary sacrifice, decorum and courage that you showed allaying the earlier fears that preceded the elections. I appeal to Nigerians across the board to emulate your conduct.”
He said, “I want to congratulate the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood and his team, the Inspector General of Police, other Security Agencies, and Civil society groups for doing such an excellent job and making great sacrifices. It is our prayer that every election will bring us closer to peace.
“I want to thank the Oba, His Royal Highness, Omonoba who teamed up with our Committee to deploy his moral authority in the appeal for peace.”
Abdulsalami added, “Finally, our congratulations to the contestants, to Godwin Obaseki, the winner, Pastor Ize-Iyamu and others who sought the office of Governor.
“Your Excellency, Governor, it is our prayer that you will repay the good people of Edo State with all the ingredients of good governance, justice equity. Once, again, accept our congratulations and may God guide you.”