Benin City, Edo State capital, on Sunday went agog with wild celebration of the victory of the governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu in Saturday’s governorship election. The jubilant members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were engaged in a long convoy of motorcade doing a road show and dancing to the music of popular artistes, Zlatan ‘Bolanle Pepper Dem’ and Korede Bello’s ‘I don get alert, God-Win’. At the state government house, a party was ongoing where food and drinks were in limitless supply. A band stand supplied music as well wishers took to the dance floor.
One of the guests who simply identified himself as Imade said “We don defeat godfather Oshiomhole. 4 + 4 ogbane” (four plus four is complete). In other words, Obaseki had realized his two-term ambition.
Governors of the PDP, namely Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, David Umahi of Ebonyi States were hosted by the governor at his official residence after the declaration of the final results.