President Muhammadu has congratulated the winner of the Edo State Governorship elections, Godwin Obaseki.
In a tweet by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Muhammadu Buhari urged Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory.
Reacting to the outcome of the elections, 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 also commended the People of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.
“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 added.
Godwin Obaseki secured a groundbreaking win after defeating the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC< pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the Edo State Governorship elections help in September, 2020.
Obaseki secured a total of 307,955 to outshine his rival and candidate Ize-Iyamu who had 223,619 votes in all.
Meanwhile Obaseki, in a tweet, reacted to the outcome of the elections saying “I have just received the results sheet of the Edo governorship election from @inecnigeria which provides details of the polls cast on Saturday. I appreciate Edo people for their support and unflinching resolve to reward our hard work. Congratulations to all of us once more!”