Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), a former Head of State and chairman of the National Peace Committee, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his second term re-election.
Naija News reports that Obaseki had won his re-election for a second term after defeating Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abdulsalami in a statement on the Edo 2020 governorship election on Sunday personally signed by him congratulated the people of Edo State on the peaceful conduct of their elections.
According to the former Head of State, Nigerians across board should emulate the Edo State example.
He said Nigerians appreciated the exemplary sacrifice, decorum and courage that they showed allaying the earlier fears that preceded the elections.
Abdulsalami thanked the Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness, Omonoba Ewuare II, who teamed up with the NPC to deploy his moral authority in the appeal for peace.
He also congratulated the contestants, Godwin Obaseki, the winner, Pastor Ize-Iyamu and others who sought the office of Governor.
“Your Excellency, Governor, it is our prayer that you will repay the good people of Edo State with all the ingredients of good governance, justice equity. Once, again, accept our congratulations and may God guide you,” he said.