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Buhari congratulates Obaseki, says “I’m an advocate for democracy”


The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the electoral process in Edo State, which led to the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki as declared by.

The President in a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, congratulated Obaseki and urged him to show grace and humility in victory.

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“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.”

According to Buhari, “Democracy will mean nothing if the votes of the people don’t count or if their mandate is fraudulently tampered with.

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He further applauded the people of Edo State, the parties, candidates and security agencies for conducting a peaceful election