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President Buhari Congratulates Obaseki On His Reelection, Says He Is Committed To Free, Fair Elections

Valentine Chinyem

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, on his re-election as governor of Edo State.

Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, and issued on Sunday.

He urged the newly elected governor to continue to show grace and humility in victory, adding that the government will continue to support free and fair elections.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The President also commended the people of Edo state, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.