President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor
Godwin Obaseki on his victory at Saturday’s Edo Governorship
In a statement made on Sunday, Buhari
urged the governor to show grace and humility in victory.
“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,” Buhari 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.”
President Buhari also commended the people of Edo State,
the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.