President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the election process in Edo State that resulted in the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki for a second term. 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. "I have consistently advocated for free and fair election 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 fraudulent tampered with."
Governor Obaseki has appreciated his supporters on his arrival to the PDP situation room shortly after he was declared winner of the governorship election. He thanked his teaming supporters for coming out enmass to re-elect him and his deputy comrade Philip Shuaibu.
He said despite the threat against the peaceful conduct and insinuations that the election will be marred with violence Edo people proved critics wrong by exercising their voting rights.
He assured the people that with his re-election all ongoing projects will be completed. He also appealed for the people's support towards actualizing the vision of his administration.