Imo State Governor and Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Rochas Okorocha, yesterday saluted the “doggedness and courage” of the Edo State people for choosing progressive governance, which he said the All Progressives Congress (APC) represents.
The governor, who was reacting to the victory of the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki, in the just concluded Edo State governorship election, noted that the landslide victory recorded by the APC was a testimony of the performance of the party in the state.
He also congratulated the outgoing governor, Adams Oshiomole, for laying a solid foundation that gave the party victory at the poll
According to him, “ the margin with which the APC candidate won the election was an obvious indication that Edo people had refused to go back to Egypt and decided that the progressive light lit by the Adam Oshimole administration in the state should remain aglow.”
He further commended the people of the state for “endorsing progressive governance and also aligning with a progressive party,” urging other Nigerians still believing the propaganda of the opposition to follow the Edo example.
The Governor also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for doing a good job in the Edo governorship election.