Jonathan Congratulates Obaseki, Tasks Him to Rise above Partisan Politics

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Mr. Godwin Obaseki over his re-election as Edo State Governor.

Jonathan, in his congratulatory message, tasked the re-elected governor to rise above partisan politics and govern the good people of Edo State, irrespective of party leaning.

The former president also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for overseeing a process that allowed the votes of the good people of Edo State to count.

“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.

“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. 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,” Jonathan said.