The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has described the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February 23 elections with about 1.6 million votes, as hallucination.
Obaseki stated this on Thursday while fielding questions from State House correspondents, after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Responding to the claim by the PDP and its Presidential candidate in the recent election, that he won the elections with about 1.6 millions, Obaseki said, “You heard the word, they are hallucinating.”
The Governor who was in the State House to congratulate President Buhari on his re-election and also to discuss some developmental issues in his state, the South-South and South East region said: “I came to congratulate the President on his victory in the pools. If you understand the Nigerian politics, I am the only APC governor in the South South and South East. So, it means I must keep a very close relationship with my President.”
“It is just issues pertaining to the region, economic development of the region, security and how to make progress in the next four years.”
Speaking on insecurity in Northern part of Edo State, where some police officers including a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) was killed, he said that those involved in the act had been rounded up.
According to him, “Security in that part of the state has been a concern to us and fortunately the Police stepped up investigation of the killings in Afuze Police Station last week and I am happy to report that the culprits have been found.
“They are hoodlums who wanted to release one of their colleagues in the police cell. They did it in such a gruesome manner by killing four police officers including the DPO who Watson duty at that time.
“They have been arrested and they have made useful confession. We are still investigating to see how this activity is related to such similar activities that we witnessed in that part of the state over the past one year.”