Kwara elections met accepted standards - Observers say, commend INEC
Tunde Ososanya|March. 13, 2019
- The Saturday, March 3 elections in Kwara state have been adjudged to meet the accepted standards in line with the electoral laws
- The elections were adjudged by the Accredited Election Observers, who commended INEC for its conduct of the polls
- They say the elections took place under a conducive and peaceful atmosphere across the entire state
The Accredited Election Observers have said the Saturday, March 3 elections in Kwara state met the accepted standards in line with the electoral laws.
The observers called on all the candidates and political parties to accept the results as true reflection of the wishes and decisions of the electorate, The Nation reports.
According to the observers, the elections took place under a conducive and peaceful atmosphere across the entire state.
State team leader and secretary of the observers, Richard Adebayo and Olaniyan Matthew recommended that “the government and electoral management body should engage committee of civil society groups on intensive civic voter’s education, sensitization and mobilization ahead of every election. This will go a long way to ensuring voters participation in elections.
“The political parties should engage in civic voter’s mobilization as proactive way of campaign. Priority should be given to the difficult terrains and hard to reach local government areas and communities in the state in terms of distribution of election materials to ensure quick and timely commencement of elections in such areas.
“Political parties should ensure a wide presence of their party agents in all the polling units for effective party representation during election.”
The team also applauded INEC “for wonderful preparation in providing all needed logistics and materials on time which actually encouraged the success of the election; the security agents are hereby applauded for providing a secured and peaceful environment for the elections".
Abdulrazaq polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election.
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