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).
Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, in a statement on Sunday, September 20, said, 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.
In the election, Governor Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party trounced Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, Buhari’s party, to win another term of four years.
Edo election is God will so we thank God for his doing