President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his victory in the Edo governorship election as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
While commending the election process in Edo State which led to the triumph of Obaseki, Buhari urged him to show grace and humility in victory.
In his statement, Buhari said the Edo election shows that his commitment to free and fair elections is firm because, without free and fair elections, the foundation of the country’s political and moral authority will be weak.”
The president said he has consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.
According to him, Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with.
The Nigerian leader commended the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.