Ike Ekweramadu, former Deputy President of the Senate and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratoc Party to take a cue from the way the governorship election turned out with the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki of PDP.
In apparent reference Adams Oshiomohole, the main sponsor of Ize- Iyamu of APC, Ekweramadu advised that no man should play God. In a statement in Abuja, he also congratulated Godwin Obaseki, on his victory in the state’s governorship election.
He also lauded Edo State people and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the security agencies for “rising to the occasion”, and making the exercise a huge relief given what he described as the “dwindling fortunes of the nation’s electoral process in recent years”.
The veteran lawmaker was in Edo State to monitor the election. He said Edo polls had proved, once again, that no man could effectively play God.
“I join other well meaning Nigerians to congratulate Governor Godwin Obaseki and the PDP on this well-deserved victory, he said.
“While our electoral processes still leave much to be desired, I must say that compared to recent elections, the Edo State governorship poll has renewed the hope that we can get our elections right, given the conduct of the electorate, INEC, security agencies, and most of other stakeholders, which ensured a peaceful process and an outcome that reflected the will of the people.
“For emphasis, the Edo 2020 election showcased the beauty of democracy: the supremacy of the people’s will over the whims and caprices of any single man or woman, be it a godfather or godmother.
“And if there is a moral lesson to be learnt, it is also that no man can successfully play God, for God will always put men in their place”.
Ekweremadu advised Obaseki to see his victory as both an approval of his stewardship in the last four years and a call to lead Edo land on the path of greater peace, prosperity, and an all-round development.