Tuesday, September 22, 2020

APC concedes defeat, admits Edo poll free, fair


The governing All Progressives Congress on Monday , conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election.

Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni , in a statement titled, “ Edo State Governorship Election : Victory for Democracy, ” which he signed , congratulated Obaseki over his victory.

Buni said , “ Edo State Governorship election is over , the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr . Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party.

“ We hereby congratulate the winner of the election , the people of Edo State and all Nigerians . The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent victory for Nigeria ’ s democracy

“ As a party, we join our leader , President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, to affirm our ‘ commitment to free and fair elections ’ in order to strengthen ‘ the foundation for our political and moral authority.

“ We commend INEC , our security agencies and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the election . As a governing party, we will take every step necessary to support the Federal Government to consolidate all the gains achieved. “

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