Incumbent governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki has won the State’s governorship election which was held yesterday September 19.
By this victory Obaseki has effectively demystified All Progressives Congress (APC) former national chairman and predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, who campaigned fiercely to unseat him.
Obaseki, a governor under the umbrella of the APC, had to decamp to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he was denied the ticket of the APC during the party’s primaries which threw up Pastor Ize Iyamu as flag bearer.
Obaseki and his running-mate, Philip Shuaibu, flying the flag of the PDP won the election after polling 307, 955 votes to defeat his nearest contender, Pastor Ize-Iyamu who polled 223, 619 votes.
Political watchers across the country are of view that Obaseki’s victory has nailed the coffin of godfatherism in Edo State and called on other States to borrow a leaf from the state to end the ugly phenomenon in the country.