President Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement made public by his media aide, Garba Shehu via his twitter handle.
Shehu’s tweets read, President @MBuhari has commended the election process in Edo State which led to the victory of @GovernorObaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (@inecnigeria). #edodecide2020
“The President congratulated the winner and urged him to show grace and humility in victory.
“In his reaction to the outcome of the election as announced by INEC, President 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.”
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