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Obaseki: Wike Arrives Port Harcourt Airport, Receives Hero’s Welcome (Video)

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Governor Nyesom Wike returned to Port Harcourt on Sunday evening after securing electoral  victory for Godwin Obaseki of the People’s Democratic Party in Edo state.

Wike was the chairman of the People’s Democratic campaign committee for the Edo governorship election. He left Edo state with a highly spirited Obaseki seeing him off.

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On Arriving at the Port Harcourt airport,  Wike was received with a rousing welcome from Rivers people.

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During the collation of the votes process, the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike noted with pleasure the turnout of people to vote for candidates of their choice in the Edo governorship election.

Governor Wike made the observation in reaction to the general conduct of the election.

According to him; “there was need for both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to ensure that nothing scuttles the remaining stages.





“Like I have said before, election is not only about voting, the votes should be counted, then you proceed to collation stages; ward, local and state government levels. The collation stage is the critical period” he said.

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The 2020 Edo State gubernatorial election occurred on September 19, 2020. Incumbent PDP Governor Godwin Obaseki won re-election for a second term, defeating APC Osagie Ize-Iyamu and several minor party candidates. Obaseki received 57.9% of the vote.

Godwin Obaseki emerged unopposed in the PDP gubernatorial primary after all the aspirants stepped down. He picked Philip Shaibu as his running mate.

Before becoming governor, Obaseki served as executive board member of several private companies including Afrinvest. He is the recipient of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) award for best performing Governor of the year in October 2019.





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