President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his landslide victory in the Edo State gubernatorial election.
The President also enjoined the re-elected Governor tovshow grace and humility in victory.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu made this known in a statement released on Sunday a the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Obaseki the winner in the keenly contested election.
The President 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).
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 declared; “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.