Edo Guber: Buhari congratulates Obaseki, reiterates commitment to free, fair elections


President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory.

In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President 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.”

The President added:

“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 of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.

It will be recalled that Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 307,955 votes to beat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress who polled a total of 223,619 to win his reelection in the governorship poll conducted in the state yesterday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Photo: Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

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