President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki, the winner if Saturday’s election in Edo, urging him to show grace and humility in victory.
Buhari, in a statement signed by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media, also commended the election process in Edo State.
The President 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.”
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He said, “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.