Osun Election: US, EU, UK call for peaceful, free, credible re-run

The Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States have called for all the key players in the Osun state gubernatorial election re-run to continue to support a peaceful, free, fair, and credible completion of the process as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC re-runs the election in seven polling units where voters were not able to cast their votes and have them counted last Saturday.

In a statement, the Foreign Missions stressed the need for the re-run to take place without any violence, intimidation, or vote buying.

They commended the people of Osun state for voting peacefully, the Independent National Electoral Commission for the improved organisation of the election, and security services for their conduct.

The Foreign Missions urged whoever wins the election after Thursday’s vote to be magnanimous in victory, and whoever loses to be gracious in defeat.

“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 Foreign Missions concluded in the statement.
 

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