Osun Guber Poll: TMG Commends INEC, Residents

Osun Guber Poll: TMG Commends INEC, Residents

Abdulateef Bamgbose

Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the just concluded Osun governorship election.

A statement titled ‘Post Election Statement on the Gubernatorial Election in Osun State, July 2022,’ signed by its Chairman, Auwal Rafsanjani, praised the electoral body for complying with the provisions of the Electoral Act, especially with regards to improving inclusivity by providing assistance technology for persons with disabilities and for efficient logistics arrangement which saw the early deployment of officials and materials to polling units.

The group also praised the media and other stakeholders for their efforts in ensuring peaceful and non-violent elections and the people of the state for an inclusive and participatory election.

“The 2022 Osun governorship election had generated much interest in the country just like the recently concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti.

“Off-season elections generate high expectations among citizens, not just in Ekiti and Osun, but all over the country, as it is expected to reflect citizens expectations towards the general election in 2023, especially with regard to the reforms instituted by the new Electoral Act, 2022 as amended’’.

TMG, which observed the electioneering process, expressed satisfaction with the high level of voters mobilization by the media and civil society groups.

On vote buying, Rafsanjani insisted that voters must resist selling their future and good governance, as it does not provide good governance, transparent and accountable leadership.

The group, however, urged security operatives to conduct themselves with decorum to ensure the trust of the electorate during subsequent elections.

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