BY BODE GBADEBO, Abuja
The Senate Minority Caucus has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki over what it called ‘his resounding victory’ in the Edo State governorship election held on Saturday.
In a statement issued by the media Adviser to the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Uchenna Awom, on Sunday, the Caucus said as sweet as the victory, it also signals a new dawn and the ultimate end of Godfatherism in Nigerian politics.
Senator Abaribe, who also hailed the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for its tenacity and resilience in the face of manifest intimidations, said the victory further confirmed that power ultimately belongs to the people and not to some individuals who think they can play God and toy with the will and wishes of the people.
“Going forward, I believe that the Edo people through their overwhelming endorsement of Governor Obaseki and PDP sent the right signal accross, affirming that never again should any political party succumb to the undemocratic machination of some few, who like to play tin-god because of their supposedly rich pocket.
“This victory is a soothing balm not only for Edo people, but also for the entire country especially against the backdrop of the excruciating sufferings and hardship foisted on the people by the All Progressive Congress (APC) led federal government,” Abaribe said.
The Caucus also congratulated the PDP family in the state even as it urged the people of Ondo State to be ready to replicate what has happened in Edo State, so that Nigeria, according to it, will be returned to genuine and people-oriented democracy.