Edo State Governor, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki, said on Thursday that his emergence as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) party governorship candidate will enable him deepen good governance in the state.
Obaseki in his acceptance speech, after he was declared winner of the PDP primary said history has once again been re-enacted in Nigeria, adding that the victory has afforded him the opportunity to consolidate on his past achievements in the state.
“Today like I said, history is being made in Nigeria. The victory we are celebrating today has been a long and difficult walk to political freedom which as from today, in my election as the flag bearer of our great party by the grace of God, I will be governor again for another four years.
“Much has been entrusted on me by the representatives of our great party and this responsibility will enable me to consolidate on our achievements we have made. It will enable me to deepen good governance in Edo State, it will help us to restore the pride of Edo people and make Edo State one of the best states in Nigeria.
“Today marks an electrifying moment in the political history of our state and indeed our country”, the governor said.
He disclosed that he almost quit his ambition of contesting for the second time but for the support and encouragement from his friends, family which kept him going.
“With today’s election, we have demonstrated again that no mountain is too high to stop the aspiration of a people that have put their faith in God and that is called by God to make life better for the greater majority of her people.
“I must admit that there was a time in this struggle when as a mere mortal, I was almost tempted to quit but I thank God for my family, friends, my colleagues governors, my brothers, of course.
“Let me use this opportunity to thank the chairman of the PDP governor’s forum, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto State and other colleagues, particularly, governor Wike of Rivers State and others who have encouraged me to move on.
“My desire to improve the quality of lives of Edo people has been my daily driving force and also my greatest incentive”, Obaseki said.
He promised to be magnanimous in victory but will always remember that PDP as a party provided him with shelter when he was being drenched by the rain.
“I want to thank those who are leaders of our great party who have provided us that shelter under that large umbrella in the Sun when we were pushed out by the broom.
“We are actually grateful to those who emphatically told me Governor Goodwin Obaseki anywhere you go, we will follow. That was an encouragement.
“I was humbled by this such love and I am challenged by it to c