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Obaseki's Victory Means End Of Godfatherism - Atiku

                           •Godwin Obaseki

From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

Former Vice - President Abubakar Atiku has hailed the reelection of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, saying his victory marked the end of godfatherism in Nigeria.

Atiku who was the PDP Presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, added that a new wind of democratic change is now blowing all over the country, stressing that the "forces of despotism, nepotism and interlopers cannot successfully withstand" it. 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Godwin Obaseki winner of the governorship election conducted in the state on Saturday.

Obaseki scored 307, 955 votes to defeat Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) who polled 223,619 votes.

The Commission said a certificate of return will be presented to Obaseki within the next seven days as required by the law.

While thanking the Edo people for reelecting Obaseki, he expressed the confidence that Nigeria shall soon be totally free from despotic  forces from Kaura Namoda, to Lagos. 

According to him, the only power that will stand in Nigeria is people's power and not the power of godfathers or despots. 

"There is a new dawn in Edo State, and the hard-won victory of @GovernorObaseki is not just a victory, but a Declaration of Independence from the anti-democratic forces of godfatherism and militarism. 

"There is a new wind of democratic change now blowing all over Nigeria. The forces of despotism, nepotism, and interlopers cannot successfully withstand this force.

"Nigeria shall soon be totally free from these forces, from Kaura Namoda, to Lagos. The only power that will stand in Nigeria is people power, not the power of godfathers, or despots. 

"May God bless the good people of Edo State and may God bless Nigeria," Atiku stated in series of tweets.

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