Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has said that his re-election in the just concluded governorship election, has finally sent the lions and tigers into the zoo to be caged permanently from Edo politics.
Obaseki disclosed this on Monday in Benin while addressing a crowd of PDP supporters at the popular Kings square shortly after a victory match round the Benin Metropolis.
The governor did not mention any name, but the references were clear enough that he was referring to Adams Oshiomhole and Captain Hosa Okunbo, who were the big names that vowed to topple him.
The governor was accompanied by his Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu, Chairman Edo PDP Campaign Council, Dan Orbih, House of Rep. Member, Ogbeide Ihama, among others.
“The message of Saturday’s governorship election means I should go and work for Edo people. It is clear, the Edo people have spoken loud and clear.
“You have helped me caged the lions and tigers in the state. You will never see them again in Edo because they are all in the zoo now where they belong.
“Today, I promise you that we will work for Edo people because no one will hinder us from delivering the dividend of democracy to Edo people.
“My Deputy, Philip Shaibu, and I will go back to the office and work for Edo people. I want to thank everyone residing in the state; you spoke and we have heard you and ready to ever work for you.
“The next four years in the state will be the one that all citizens will live to remember as we will consolidate on our developmental achievements in the state. Thank you all.”
Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has attributed the success of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State to the visa ban imposed as penalty for election riggers.