BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – Billionaire business Mogul, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, has congratulated the people of Edo State who took their civic responsibility with a sense of urgency and trooped out to express themselves during last Saturday’s Governorship election in the State.
Capt. Hosa as he popularly called also congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for winning the mandate to continue for another four years.
He said that the outcome of last Saturday Governorship election in Edo State indicated that the people have spoken in no uncertain terms.
In a statement he personally signed, Capt. Okunbo prayed that the next four years would take the state to the promised land under Obaseki’s leadership.
According to Okunbo; “As a loyal citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an Indigene of Edo State, I urge all of the people at home and abroad to join hands with the governor to build a vibrant democracy, and also to build a vibrant economy where the youth can find gainful employment in an atmosphere of peace and security.
“In the past three months, pitched battles have raved in the airwaves, in towns, in the streets, in villages and in every hamlet across Edo State for the governorship seat at Dennis Osadebe Avenue GRA Benin city Edo state.
“In this same period, I have witnessed the most orchestrated attacks on my person where I was continuously in defense because of my beliefs and the position I took.
“The candidates presented their manifestos to the great people of Edo State. Thankfully, the elections have been free and fair and peaceful. The people have spoken in no uncertain terms.
“It is incumbent upon me as a protagonist for the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to now issue a statement in my personal capacity as a private citizen as I did at various times during the campaign. God bless the people of Edo State and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.