Muhammadu Buhari has commend the process of just concluded election in Edo State.
News Rain gathered that the president through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu commended the election process in the state which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Buhari Congratulates Obaseki.
According to the statement, 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.
It will be recalled that the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The results as declared by the INEC saw Obaseki scoring a total of 307,856 votes against Ize- Iyamu’s 223,622 votes