The convener of the Imo APC Coalition and a former commissioner of information in the Senator Rochas Okorocha administration, High Chef TOE Ekechi has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their resounding victory in last Saturday’s governorship election.
In a message, TOE said, “I most sincerely congratulate His Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his able deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their resounding victory on last Saturday’s Edo State governorship election”.
He also commended the security agencies for displaying high sense of patriotism and nationalism. According to him, “As a patriotic Nigerian and a law abiding citizen of this great country, I am particularly marvelled even delighted at the high level of comportment nay professionalism displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the combined team of security agencies, including the police, army, civil defence and DSS. Their conformity to the law, adherence to neutrality and strick obedience to maintain law and order ensured a level playing ground that ultimately allowed the voters to cast their votes without any fear of intimidation or molestation”.
Without mincing words, the commissioner representing South East in the North East Development Commission, NEDC also eulogized President Muhammadu Buhari for not interfering in the Edo 2020 governorship election. He said, “The commander -in -chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, deserves a special commendation for resisting the temptation of meddlesomeness but instead toed to his endearing resolve of keeping to his words of not having or showing any vested or pecuniary interest in any election. In view of that, his avowed integrity blosoomed beyond boundaries. Having worked closely with President Buhari, I can vouch for him that he has never interefered with any election, including his own. As a matter of fact, the president has never influenced the outcome of any election”
The Ngor Okpala born business mogul turned politician revealed that the out come of last Saturday’s election showed that the country’s political culture was fasting evolving positively. “The anticlimax of what played out in Edo last Saturday clearly demonstrates that our country’s political growth and development is gradually but steadily evolving. The high point of it all is that Nigeria is on a jive to greatness. And this is commendable”, he enthused.