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INEC Presents Obaseki, Shaibu With Certificates Of Return

INEC Presents Obaseki, Shaibu With Certificates Of Return
Posted: Oct 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

FRANCIS ONOIRIBHOLO

BENIN

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday presented Certificate of Return to Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor-elect, and Philip Shaibu his deputy.

The presentation, according to INEC, was in accordance with the Electoral Act as amended.

Dr. Mustapha Lecky, National Commissioner of INEC in charge of South South, who presented the certificates said only a tribunal could upturn the outcome of the election held on September 28.

Dr. Lecky said the commission would continue to improve on the electoral process with a view to deepening democracy in the country.

He said INEC would also improve on the use of card readers as, according to him, the device has helped to eliminate multiple voting and election rigging.

Mr. Sam Olumekun, State Resident Commissioner, said an inconclusive election in Edo State would have led to crisis as the commission would have to grapple within two weeks to conduct another election.

Olumekun said he was grateful that the election has been adjudged free, fair and credible.

Obaseki in his speech said he joined the race to expand the political space and a clear vision of what to achieve.

He said he focused on issues that affect the people and ran his campaigns professionally.

The governor-elect noted that the protests against the election results were sponsored as the people of the state were happy with the conduct.

He said his victory has proven that campaigns could be run professionally without having to lie to get people’s votes.

Comments (2)

  • Ogba Jimmy Emeka Oct 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm Ogba Jimmy Emeka

    Is not a big deal for INEC presents nd withdraw because is their nature.

  • Nigeria News Pagess Oct 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm Nigeria News Pagess

    i use to be concern about what dey say!

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