BENIN CITY – Supporters of the Edo State Governor and Governor-elect, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on Monday took their victory dance to the streets of Benin City and other parts of the state following the triumph of the governor in the September 19 gubernatorial poll.
The supporters in their thousands were seen on Sokponba Road, in Oredo Local Government Area; 3rd Junction area and St. Saviour Road in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area and the city centre, King’s Square.
Another group was seen proceeding to the Government House in the Government Reservation Area, where they joined the governor, his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, the First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki and other government officials as well as leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in an outdoor party.
The colourful carnival-like victory party, lit up the mood of residents in the state, as the supporters, comprised of youths, men and women sang and danced to the campaign theme songs.
Reports said similar self-sponsored parties were ongoing in other parts of the state as of the time this report was filed.