President Muhammadu Buhari, today Sunday September 20, congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the state governorship election held on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Obaseki, defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of Buhari’s All Progressives Congress at the poll.
According to a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari commended the electoral process for a free and fair election after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Obaseki the Governor of Edo State.
In the statement titled “President Buhari commends election process in Edo State reiterates commitment to free and fair elections,” Shehu quoted Buhari as reiterating his commitment to free and fair election in the country.
The President also urged Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory as he also commend the people of Edo state, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.
“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.
“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.”