DREAM IN HIS EYES, Obaseki was determined. He defied odds, took no chances. He doggedly, pursued his dream and the course he believed. By his victory, Obaseki slay the dragon of “godfatherism”, and returns for second term to Osadebe House, as Governor of Edo State
GODWIN OBASEKI, incumbent Governor of Edo State, few hours ago, was declared winner and re-elected Governor of Edo State, for the second term, in the governorship election, held on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared him, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner with 307,955 votes, against Osagie Ize-Iyamu’s 223,619 votes.
Generally, local and international election observers rated the election as “reasonably credible, free and fair”, despite reports of pockets of violence, ballot box snatching, gunshot skirmishes, which were seen as insignificant, to alter the mood of the election.
Jubilation rented the air in streets of Edo State, when Obaseki’s victory was announced by INEC, with slogans “Edo No Be Lagos” and “Obaseki No Be Ambode”, apparently, referring to the last minutes video by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, asking Edo people not to vote for Obaseki. Tinubu’s video, according to commentators, was the back breaker of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, APC candidates’ governorship ambition for the election.