[Osun election re-run] US, EU, UK warn against violence, vote-buying

Written by on September 26, 2018

As the electorate in Osun State prepare for the supplementary governorship election on Thursday, the missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have counselled them to shun violence, intimidation and vote-buying.

While commending the people, the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission for the orderly conduct of Saturday governorship election in the state, the missions in a statement on Monday said the winner of the election should be “magnanimous in victory.”

The statement said, “We urge that all continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where, through no fault of their own, voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday.

“We stress the importance that the re-run should take place without any violence, intimidation, or vote-buying.

“Whoever wins the election after Thursday’s vote should be magnanimous in victory, and whoever loses should be gracious in defeat,” the statement added.

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