Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Godwin Obaseki on his re-election for a second term as Edo state governor.
Jonathan also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its conduct of the election.
“I congratulate His Excellency Godwin Obaseki on his re-election as Edo State Governor and the INEC Nigeria for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo to count,” Jonathan said in a statement.
“Democracy can only be consolidated to promote good governance in our nation and continent when our elections become credible, transparent and truly represent the wish of the voters.
He added that, “Democracy is about the good of all the people and not for winners and losers. As the election has been contested and won, I urge His excellency to rise above partisan politics and govern for the good of Edo people, irrespective of party leaning.
“This is the way to deepen our democracy and bring development to the people.”