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A coalition of recognized observers of the house for the Ondo governorship election has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the last Saturday election.

He later described it as ‘comparatively independent, honest and credible’. Addressing the newsmen in Akure on behalf of the group, Prince Stafford Bisong counseled individuals from the state to demonstrate their maturity and maintain peace during the election. Bisong noted that the group made famous the reports of voting in certain areas within the state and intimidation of every voter during the voting.

Nevertheless, he expressed concern over some violence, vote-buying, and intimidation experiences to every voter and domestic observers of civil society throughout the election.

‘Our observers reported that each fragile and non-sensitive supply reached approximately 95 percent of the voting items across the state by 7:30 a.m., an incredible increase from the Edo state election’.

Great work in logistics by INEC. Kudos to security personnel stationed at polling stations for eco-friendly response to curb violent situations, we, nevertheless, consider voters working with social-brokers to fail to reach an agreement to buy votes.

The ‘one wrong that was evident on election day, buying votes on polling items across the state, even within the presence of security personnel’ issues has led to just one recurring problem about one in each of our elections And it is a puzzle that can go on to reduce the credibility and democratic course of our elections.

‘This is unacceptable and it is prevalent that this would have to be stopped for a good talk about advancing democracy. We consider the Nigerian Police and various security to be extra efficient in their conduct during election duty. ‘We applaud INEC for holding several free elections in Ondo State. We postponed the election to be free and credible.

The INEC had declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the winner of the last Saturday election to defeat his nearest rival, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede, with 292,830 votes, 195,791votes.


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