…says his commitment to free, fair election sacrosanct
By Williams Anuku, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his re-election in Saturday’s poll.
The President also commended the electoral process in the state, which led to the victory of the governor as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Sunday said the President urged Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory.
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.