President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his government’s commitment to free and fair elections in the country.
In a statement on Sunday signed by his Media Aide, Garba Shehu, President Buhari congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as governor of Edo State. The President also urged the candidate of the PDP in the just concluded election to continue to show grace and humility in victory.
The President also commended the election process in the state, noting that his government has consistently advocated for free and fair elections in the country because it is the bedrock of true democratic order.
“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.”
Speaking further, President Buhari also commended the people of the state, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.