Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, a lawyer, has congratulated the Edo State Governor-elect Mr. Godwin Obaseki on his victory.
He described the election as a victory for progressives.
In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, the governor urged Obaseki to use his wealth of experience to take Edo to greater heights.
He urged the governor-elect to build on the foundation laid by outgoing Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
“Governor Lalong, while congratulating the governor-elect, admonished the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, his party and supporters to accept the result as an open acclamation of the people of Edo State to remain a part of the change mantra.
“He, however, advised that the PDP is at liberty to test within the ambit of law the credibility of the election which has widely been adjudged to have been acceptable, free and fair in compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act.
“He concluded by praying for God’s guidance and wisdom for the Governor Elect as he assembles his team to provide qualitative leadership to positively make impact on the lives of the people of Edo State,” the statement added.