President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on his re-election for a second term of four years albeit on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, the President was quoted as advising Obaseki to “show grace and humility in victory.”

Buhari also commended the people of Edo State, the security agencies, the electoral process and the conduct of the election which saw the emergence of Obaseki as the clear winner.

Buhari was quoted as saying: “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 week.

“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.”