Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the improvement in the conduct of the Osun State governorship election held on Saturday compared to that of Ekiti State.
The umbrella association of all registered political parties and political associations in Nigeria, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu, also congratulated the winner of the election, Senator Ademola Adeleke on his victory.
Maintaining that the electoral umpire has again given confidence to the people ahead of the 2023 general elections, the CNPP noted that “with the observable improvement in the process of elections in recent times, INEC has continued to inspire more confidence in the electorates across the country.
“This is evidence in the large turnout of voters in Osun State”, saying that “with the reduction in incidents of vote-buying in Osun State due to the presence of operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in parts of the State, more Nigerians will be willing to vote.
“Nigerians have known from the conduct of the Ekiti and Osun states’ governorship elections that there is a clear departure from the old ways of electoral impunity occasioned by mass rigging and are now much more willing to vote in future elections.
“We urge INEC to continue to improve on the use of its electronic systems and technology ahead of future elections to ensure free, fair, and credible elections in the country as the only panacea for enthroning good governance in line with the wishes of the ordinary citizens.
“The CNPP heartily congratulates Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his victory by the popular wish of the people.
“We’re urge the Governor-elect to reciprocate the confidence consistently reposed in him by the people of Osun State by giving the residents the good governance they earnestly desire”, the statement read.