Odigie-Oyegun congratulates Obaseki on emergence as APC candidate

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun (right), presenting certificate of return to Edo State apc gubernatorial candidate for the September 10 election, Mr Godwin Obaseki, in Abuja, on Tuesday. PHOTO: NAN.

THE National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has congratulated Mr Godwin Obaseki on his emergence as the APC flag-bearer for the September 10 governorship election in Edo State.

Obaseki’s emergence followed the party’s June 18, 2016 governorship primaries held in the Edo State capital, Benin City.

Odigie-Oyegun also congratulated the Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari-led seven-member election committee for conducting transparent, free, fair and credible governorship primaries in Edo State.

He also thanked the Honourable Opeyemi Bamidele-led three-member Edo State governorship Election Appeal Committee for a job well done.

The APC national chairman called on party stakeholders to close ranks and support Obaseki in the forthcoming governorship election.

Odigie-Oyegun said: “As the party prepares for the September 10, 2016 governorship election in Edo State, I call on all aspirants, party leaders, stakeholders and teeming members of our great party to close ranks and unite as a strong political fighting force behind the candidature of Mr Godwin Obaseki for a landslide victory at the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.

“The request by the aspirants was that the Edo State APC governorship election primaries should be transparent, free, fair and credible. This, the party achieved creditably during the primaries. Going forward, we should avoid creating new stresses within the party. We should all seek to reunify the party to face the September 10, 2016 governorship election.”