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Obaseki: Plans to win Edo governorship election hatched in Rivers



Governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner of the Edo state gubernatorial election, has said the strategy that gave him victory was hatched in Rivers state after he had met with like minds.

The Governor of Edo, Obaseki made this revelation when he led some political leaders of Edo state on a thank you visit to Governor Nyesome Wike, at the Rivers state Government house, Port harcourt.

He also said that it was Nyesome Wike who consoled him after he was pushed away by his former party, the All progressive party, APC.

According to him, “After I was pushed out of my former Party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my clothes and gave me food to eat.”

“It was in this house the Campaign Council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory.”

“You mobilised people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.”

“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen,” he said.

In his response, Rivers State Governor Wike said his support was informed by the fact that Governor Obaseki was courageous and fearless.

Wike said, “Our work would have been difficult if he did not make himself available. I cannot support a lily hearted person. Governor Obaseki was firm.”

“It is not easy to fight godfatherism. But he has the interest of Edo people at heart