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Buhari congratulates Obaseki, pledges credible polls

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday congratulated the Edo State Governor and candidate of the PDP in Saturday’s election, Godwin Obaseki, for winning a second term in office.

President Buhari lauded the election process which led to the victory of Governor Obaseki as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari urged Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory.

The 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.

“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 hailed the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.

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