This is contained in a statement released to newsmen by Mr Edegbe Odemwingie , APC Assistant Director Publicity, in Abuja
Odigie-Oyegun said the electorate voted continuity and consolidation of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole’s multi-faceted programmes.
”Chief John Odigie-Oyegun congratulates the party’s candidate and his running mate, Mr Godwin Obaseki and Mr Philip Shuaibu , respectively on their election victory.
”On behalf of the APC National Working Committee, I thank the good people of Edo State for the massive turnout during the election,” He said
He also congratulated all 19 political parties and their candidates that contested the governorship election for the fair play and ”relatively peaceful conduct” displayed during the exercise.
The APC national chairman called for calm and appealed to the opposition parties to accept defeat in good faith.
”The people of Edo state voted to ensure continuity and consolidation of the massive multi-faceted developments recorded under the administration of Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.
”The party assures that we will deliver on this expectation.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Obaseki as winner of the governorship election on Thursday in Benin.
Obaseki polled 319,483 votes to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 253,173 votes.