President Muhammadu Buhari says the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Godwin Obaseki, in the Edo State gubernatorial poll is good for democracy, Nigeria and the people of the state.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday, said Buhari congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the election and Obaseki’s victory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that Obaseki won the majority of the votes cast with a total of 319,483 votes, and he was closely followed by Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 253,173 votes.
Adesina said Buhari, in a telephone call to Governor Adams Oshiomhole, commended "the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect and party members in going round the state to reach the people with records of good governance over the years and a promise of continuity."
‘‘The victory is good for democracy, for Nigeria and the people of Edo State,’’ President Buhari was quoted to have said.