President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the electoral process in Edo State which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by the commission on Sunday.
Noting that the INEC has done so well in the discharge of their duties and being committed to the president’s agenda to make sure vote counts in Nigeria.
“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 said.
While congratulating the winner and urging him to show grace and humility in victory.
He further commended the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting themselves responsibly.