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Presidential candidate lauds voters and electoral process

Abuja – Mr Chris Nwaokobia, the presidential candidate of the Liberal Democratic Party of Nigeria (LDPN) on Saturday in Abuja, commended Nigerians for their zeal in the 2011 general elections.

Nwaokobia said  that the Nigerian people had showed highly commendable enthusiasm in the elections.

“We salute the commitment of the Nigerian people. We salute their enthusiasm. We salute their desire for change and then, above all, the way they have trooped out to register.

“We salute the way they have decided against the inclement weather, against the sun to exercise their franchise to ensure that a new order is established in this country.

“I hope that at the end of the day, the wishes and the aspirations of the Nigerian people will count and that it will be a new regime of one man, one vote.’’

Nwaokobia said that so far, the people had showed commitment and expressed the hope that at the point of the collation of results, INEC would be steadfast to due processes.

The candidate hinted that if he emerges as winner of the presidential election, the first thing he would do would be to rename the Presidential Villa call it “The Peoples’ Villa’’.

He said he would name the Eagle Square the “June 12 square’’ and thirdly he would go to the National assembly and would, through an Executive Bill, make the assembly a part-time legislature.

Nwaokobia however, hinted that if he should lose the election, he would look at how fair and pro-active the process was and if it was fair and square, he would commend and salute those who won. (NAN)

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