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APC’s victory in Edo symbolizes referendum

Titus Akhigbe, Benin City

The All Progressives Congress on Sunday described the landslide victory of the party in the Edo state House of Assembly as a symbol of referendum spurred by the administration and the performance of Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Publicity Secretary of the APC in Edo state, Mr. Chris Azebamwan said this in a statement on Sunday in Benin City after the state executive committee meeting of the party.

The statement said “in line with this mandate, the party would continue to sustain its avowed commitment to give the government and administration of Gov. Obaseki the needed personal support to keep it focused and on track.”

It stated that members of the party in the state were unanimous in their conclusion that the house of assembly election results equate to a referendum of the APC led administration and on the performance of Obaseki as governor.

Furthermore, the party said, members thanked God for the unprecedented achievements of winning all the 24 seats in the 24-member state House of Assembly.

The statement congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his well-deserved victory at the polls and the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole for the overall success of the party in the general elections.

The statement further said that “members at the meeting recalled the desirable and commendable role of the party’s leadership in guiding its members in the National Assembly in relation to their leadership.”

The APC spokesman emphasized that the outcome of the elections has demonstrated that the electorate in Edo state has found virtue in supporting the laudable programmes and policies of the government.