ABEOKUTA—CONFERENCE of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, yesterday, scored Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission, OGSIEC, a pass mark for conducting a well-organized and hitch-free local government election last Saturday.
Nine of the 14 political parties that fielded candidates in the election under the auspices of CNPP, in a post-election briefing, in Abeokuta after the release of the results by OGSIEC, acknowledged that the electoral umpire gave a good account of itself by ensuring that all candidates from the opposition parties and their agents at the polling booths were accorded fair treatment during the election.
At the briefing, Ogun CNPP Chairman, Otunba Owolabi Odebudo, with representatives of other political parties in CNPP that contested the election,said the ACN administration in the state also deserved commendation for its non-interference in the conduct of the election, adding that Governor IbikunleAmosun deserved accolade for giving free hands to OGSIEC to organise and conduct free and fair election.
The group appealed to winners in the election to be magnanimous in victory and the losers to accept the results in good faith as election should not be seen as a do-or-die affair.
CNPP called on other states that were yet to conduct their local government poll to borrow a leaf from Ogun State and work towards conducting the local government election in their states as stipulated in the electoral law.