- Commends INEC, Security Agents
- Says Victory, A Good Boost For Democracy
By Desmond Ukandu (Group Politics Editor)
The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has congratulated the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the people of the state on the resounding victory in the last Saturday's gubernatorial election in Edo State.
IPAC said the success of the election was victory for democracy and a sweet music in the ears of all lovers of constitutional governance in Nigeria.
IPAC, in a statement on Monday by its national chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, said "the people of Edo State have spoken with their ballots and reelected Obaseki for a second term in office to continue his developmental projects and programmes in the State. It is democracy at its finest.
"Obaseki should justify the confidence the people reposed in him and deliver dividends of democracy to alleviate their sufferings after the COVID-19 national lockdown".
IPAC however commends INEC for a job well done. The group noted that the success of the election is a giant step forward in deepening representative governance in Nigeria, describing it as a strong signal that the era of inconclusive elections are over in the country.
The Council further applauded the efforts of the security agencies in containing violence and electoral malpractices during the polls, and warned electoral trouble makers to repent or face the full force of the law.
IPAC urged stakeholders in the electoral system to respect the mandate of the people and join hands with Obaseki to move Edo State forward.
IPAC said it has been in the "vanguard for the conduct of free, fair, credible, transparent and peaceful elections and carried out a sensitization exercise and mobilization of Edo electorate for the governorship poll on Thursday 17th September 2020. Council is happy that the good people of Edo State for heeding to its call for a credible and nonviolence gubernatorial election.
"IPAC will intensify efforts for sustainable democracy in Nigeria. We are all in it together". NNL.