THE government of the United Kingdom has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the polls on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
The congratulatory message was contained in a Twitter post on Sunday by Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
Laing in her statement, also congratulated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as well as the nation’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the successful conduct of the Edo State governorship poll.
She tweeted: “Congratulations @GovernorObaseki @PastorIzeIyamu @inecnigeria on #EdoDecides2020.
@UKinNigeria team observed credible process and commend both candidates for encouraging peace. Thanks to civil society partners @YIAGA @SituationRoomNg @cleenfoundation for their invaluable work.”
It will be recalled that Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 307,955 votes to defeat all other candidates including Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 223,619 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh declared Obaseki winner of the election.