Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on his re-election victory at the just concluded governorship polls in the state.
GEJ particularly commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for conducting a free and fair election by allowing the votes of Edo people to count.
The former President who is a respected stakeholder in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a platform wherein he contested and won the presidential elections in 2011 advised Obaseki on the way forward after his reelection.
The former governor of Bayelsa state took to his official Facebook to congratulate Obaseki and said;
“I congratulate His Excellency Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor and the INEC Nigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count.”
“Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our elections become credible, transparent and truly represent the wish of the voters. Democracy is about the good of all the people and not for winners and losers.”
“As the election has been contested and won, I urge His excellency to rise above partisan politics and govern for the good of Edo people, irrespective of party leaning. This is the way to deepen our democracy and bring development to the people,” he said.
Recall that Godwin Obaseki of the PDP was reelected governor of Edo state after a landslide victory over Pastor Osagie Iye-Izamu of the APC on Saturday.