The missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, which observed the gubernatorial election in Osun State, on Saturday, September 22 have commended the people of Osun for voting peacefully. They similarly commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the improved organisation of the election, and security services for their conduct.
They, however, urged that everyone to “continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where – through no fault of their own – voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday.” The missions stressed the importance that the rerun should take place “without any violence, intimidation, or vote buying.”
They also appealed that “whoever wins the election after Thursday’s vote should be magnanimous in victory, and whoever loses should be gracious in defeat.”
– Sept. 25, 2018 @ 13:29 GMT |