Gov. Godwin Obaseki, of Edo State has congratulated the governor-elect of Bayelsa State, David Lyon and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, on their victory in the November 16, governorship elections.
In a statement on Monday, Obaseki said the victory of the two governors-elect was a triumph for the All Progressives Congress, APC, and has once again proven the party to be the peoples’ choice.
He said the victory in Bayelsa was most significant for the APC as it underscored the growing acceptance of the party in the South-South.
“I want to congratulate governors-elect, David Lyon and Yahaya Bello of Bayelsa and Kogi states, respectfully, for securing the mandate of their people and swelling the ranks of the APC. It is refreshing that the good people of Bayelsa State have decided to join the ranks of the APC in the South-South and we are indeed delighted to have them in the fold.
“I also extend congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari, whose policies and reforms have endeared our great party to more people across the length and breadth of the country.
“Before now, Edo was the only state bearing the flag of the APC in the South-south. But now, we have a new addition to the fold, ensuring that more people in this part of the country benefit from the impactful policies of the APC.”