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Edo Election: Buhari Congratulates Obaseki

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on his victory at the just concluded State Governorship Election held on Saturday.

Obaseki, who polled a total of 307, 955 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu-Iyamu who got 223, 619 votes, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

L-R: Godwin Obaseki and Pastor Ize Osagie-Iyamu

The President, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, commended the electoral process that saw the Independent National Electoral Commission declaring Obaseki winner.

In the statement titled “President Buhari commends election process in Edo State reiterates commitment to free and fair elections,” Shehu quoted Buhari as reiterating his commitment to credible elections.

In congratulating Obaseki, the President was further quoted as urging him to “show grace and humility in victory.”

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.”

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