Lagos-based socio-political activist and critic, Chief Adesunbo Onitiri has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the Electoral Act into law to ensure free, fair and credible elections iin Nigeria.
He made the charge in a Press statement issued in Lagos yesterday, while congratulating Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, for emerging winner of the just-concluded state governorship election.
Chief Onitiri remarked: “Whilst congratulating Governor Obaseki on his well deserved victory at the just concluded Edo polls, we the democrats of Nigeria wish to thank all the Edo people for standing with democratic principles and re-engineering democracy in Nigeria.
“We the Democrats wish to thank the independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), for conducting a free, fair and credible election in Edo state.
“Besides, we appreciate President Buhari’s role for his non-interference with the electoral processes.
“We also appreciate our security forces for their role in keeping the peace and thus uproviding a violent-free environment for the election”, the socio-political activist stated.
Chief Onitiri white calling on President Buhari to sign the electoral act into law, emphasised that elections in Nigeria do not deserve the blood of any Nigerian.
According to Onitiri, the Edo people have successfully put an end to godfatherism in our politic. Let the votes of the people count. We urge INEC to let the people’s votes also count in Ondo and other states of the federation.
Ondo people should also replicate what happened in Edo on October 10, this year, so that we Nigerians can return to genuine democracy, added.