A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olabode George, yesterday, applauded Edo people for rejecting what he described as ‘bullion van democracy’ and for standing up against interlopers.
George said: “The people of Edo State have spoken loud and clear. They have spoken without ambiguity, without equivocal expression. They were bold and brave. They rejected the bullion van democracy. They stood against outside interlopers.”
He congratulated Obaseki on his reelection for a second term, saying it was a well-deserved victory and commended PDP members who, he said, pulled through the victory by ensuring that the right things were done.
This followed as the Lagos State chapter of the party and some governors on the party’s platform congratulated Obaseki on his re-election.
Also, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) commended the Edo electorate for their doggedness in defending the state from intruders who wanted to play god by instructing them on the candidate to vote for.
In a statement yesterday, spokesman of Lagos PDP, Taofik Gani, commended Obaseki for polling needed votes to avoid a run-off election.
“We in Lagos State PDP have grasped from the well-deserved victory, the renewed commitment and resoluteness to also win Lagos in 2023 to end godfather syndrome and imposition,” he said.
Reacting to the outcome of the poll, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, felicitated with Obaseki over his victory at the just concluded governorship election.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, he described Governor Obaseki’s victory as a true reflection of the wishes of the Edo people and not the machinations of some individuals and self-acclaimed gods.