PDP hails government for Osun election poll
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the government for creating enabling environment for Osun people to freely and peacefully participate in the just-ended Osun State governorship election.
The party in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, described the governorship election as “a clear testimony to President Goodluck Jonathan’s unparalleled commitment to peaceful elections in Nigeria.”
The party also commended the security forces for their display of professionalism in keeping the peace throughout the exercise despite alleged provocation by “desperate” politicians.
It called on the opposition to learn from the election and desist from actions and utterances that overheat the system and create room for violence.
“The lesson from this election is that the opposition party should stop crying wolf where there is none. They must desist from actions and statements that cause confusion and create unnecessary tension, capable of igniting violence and blood-letting in elections,” the party said.
The party also commended the people of Osun for adhering to rules and conducting themselves in an orderly manner during the election.
It called on its members and supporters to remain calm amid the loss.
Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent representing All Progressives Congress won the election.
– CAJ News
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