The All Progressives Congress on Monday, conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election.
Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki over his victory.
Buni said, “Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party.
They hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcome represent victory for Nigeria’s democracy.
As a party, he said they join their leader, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, to affirm their ‘commitment to free and fair elections’ in order to strengthen ‘the foundation for our political and moral authority.
They commended INEC, the security agencies and all political parties that contested the election for the successful conduct of the election. As a governing party, they will take every step necessary to support the Federal Government to consolidate all the gains achieved.