Edo 2020: Buhari Congratulates Obaseki on Victory

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on following his victory and re-election in Saturday government polls.

President Buhari commended the processes that brought about the reelection of the Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), on Sunday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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The President urged Governor Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory.

The statement reads;
“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.”

Buhari commended the people of Edo State, political parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.

Governor Obaseki of the PDP defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC to return reelected for a second tenure.

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