President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Sunday congratulated Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-elections as the Governor of Edo State defeating the national ruling party’s candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu comprehensively at the poll.
Obaseki won at 13 Local Government Area of the 18 LGA in state, with the APC’s candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu winning 5 LGAs.
The President in his statement which was released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, he commended the electoral process that saw the independent National Electoral Commission declare Obaseki the winner.
The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, commended the electoral process that saw the Independent National Electoral Commission declaring Obaseki winner.
In the statement titled; “President Buhari commends election process in Edo State reiterates commitment to free and fair elections,” Shehu quoted Buhari as reiterating his commitment to credible elections.
In congratulating Obaseki, the President was further quoted as urging him to “show grace and humility in victory.”
Buhari said, “My commitment to free and fair elections is firm, because, without free and fair elections, the foundation of our political and moral authority will be weak
“I have consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.
“Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with.”
He commended the people the state, the political parties, candidates, and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.
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