The Reigning Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki pays Gratitude visit to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike at Government House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Gov Obaseki also praised the edo people including Peoples Democratic Party Governors for their roles in his re-election at the September 19 gubernatorial poll.
Gov Obaseki was accompanied on his visit by his wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki; Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, and his wife, Mrs. Maryann Shaibu, with members of the Edo PDP Campaign Council led by Chief Dan Orbih.
He said, “I want to thank Edo people for their doggedness and determination in ensuring that their votes counted and the will of the people achieved.
“The victory in the September 19 poll was made possible by God and God used the people as an instrument to actualize my second term ambition.
“After I was pushed out of my former party, this house was the first place I sought solace. You took me in as a brother, out of the storm, changed my clothes, and gave me food to eat.
“It was in this house, the Campaign Council met to work out the key strategies that led us to victory. You mobilized people across the country. You moved to Benin, went through the humiliation and attacks. You supported us and we won.
“It will be a sin against God if we do not come to say thank you. Even if the victory we are celebrating is from God. He has used people like you to make it happen.”
Obaseki promised that “Edo will be better with his re-election as his administration will concentrate on delivering development to Edo people”.
The Rivers State Governor said he is delightful that all the states in the South-South geopolitical zone now belong to one political party and can now speak with one voice.
He advised Obaseki to forgive those who stood against him in the buildup to the election, noting, “I want to specially thank Edo people for their show of solidarity at the polls.”