Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has responded to his Supreme Court victory by declaring that godfatherism has been defeated.
Friday’s victory means to him and the people of his state liberty and emancipation, he said.
Also, Obaseki said the Edo people finished defeating a “godfather” issue in the state with victory.
At a grande meeting in the state capital of Benin City, the Governor said this on Tuesday as part of the celebration of the winning of the Supreme Court on Friday.
According to him, democracy is not about the godfather but all about the people.
“For us in Edo, this victory means freedom and emancipation; it means that we must rededicate ourselves to our people because democracy is all about the people.
“Democracy isn’t about an individual or godfather.
“We have defeated the godfather finally in Edo in our quest to take Edo to where it should be,” Obaseki said.
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In a related development, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki reacted after he was acquitted of allegations of forging certificate.
Godwin Obaseki expressed his delight in the ruling as he released a statement and made some powerful points. He dedicated the victory to Edo people, who resolved to stand by him through it all despite the campaign of calumny.