An International Law and Jurisprudence scholar, Prof. Akin Oyebode, says the victory of Mr. Godwin Obaseki in the just-concluded Edo gubernatorial polls has wiped off god-father politics in Nigeria’s political culture.
Oyebode made the statement while speaking in a telephone interview in Awka on Monday on the outcome of the Edo governorship election.
According to him, the result of the election has opened a new and better era in the polity.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Obaseki of the PDP winner of the election, held on Sept. 19.
Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, who polled 223,619 votes.
According to Oyebode, the outcome of the election is not unexpected.
“The nation’s political slate has been wiped clean.
“This should wake up the APC from its illusion and slumber and make it not to take things for granted.
“The party should become sensitive to the hopes, aspirations, and interests of the suffering masses.”
Oyebode also lauded INEC, the police, and other security agencies for their exemplary conduct during the election.
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