- Ex-Senate president Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Obaseki for his second term re-election
- In his congratulatory statement, the former Kwara governor highlighted major implications of Obaseki's victory
- Saraki also commended President Buhari for giving instructions that led to the credibility of the electoral process
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Nigeria's former Senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Godwin Obaseki over his re-election for the second term as the governor of Edo state.
In his congratulatory message, the former Senate president noted that Obaseki's victory at the poll will have several implications for Nigeria’s democracy.
Saraki said the Edo governor's re-election represented the determination of the Edo people to decide who governs them and to ensure their votes count at all times.
Edo 2020: Former Senate president Saraki congratulates Obaseki, hails Buhari. Photo source: The Cable
He also said that the result of the election also indicated Nigerians actually desire to be governed by a truly democratic government headed by those they genuinely voted for.
In addition, the former Kwara state governor said Obaseki's victory also indicated that the nation’s security and electoral officials could be trusted to conduct free and fair elections if they have the right atmosphere.
The former lawmaker also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for giving the instructions that led to the neutrality of the officials on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security officials in the entire process
He further urged Governor Obaseki to see his victory as a charge by the people of Edo state to him to intensify his focus on the development of the state and the welfare of its people.
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Meanwhile, President Buhari has also congratulated Obaseki following his successful re-election as the governor of Edo state.
This was revealed in a statement released by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
According to the statement, President Buhari advised Obaseki to show grace and humility in victory.
In another related report, former Ekiti governor Fayose has also congratulated Obaseki.
Fayose also used the opportunity to remind the Edo state governor that PDP came to his rescue in his hour of political need.
The PDP chieftain also congratulated the people of Edo state, Nigerians and the PDP.
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