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Osun APC Primary Election, Free, Fair, Democratic, Says Observer Group

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…Commends Oyetola For Being Peaceful Despite Provocation

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Advocacy for Advancement of Peace & Harmony in Africa Initiative (ADAPHAI) has adjudged the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election as peaceful and orderly.

ADAPHAI, an independent observer during the exercise stated that the process was strictly in line with electoral guidelines and democratic ethos.

National Coordinator of the group, Sulaimon Suberu, who made this known in Osogbo noted that the process allowed every member of the party to exercise their franchise in the atmosphere of peace.

”On the primary election of All Progressives Congress of Saturday, the preponderant reports from the 332 wards monitored by our officials adjudged the process as peaceful and orderly.

“The pattern of conduct of the process was credible and in line with the democratic ethos and electoral guidelines.

“The turnout of members of the party was massive and participation was active and encouraging, every member was given opportunities to exercise their franchise without any form of intimidation.

“All in all, the process of the APC Primary election in Osun State was free, fair and democratic, it is indeed a model for other states and other political parties,” Suberu said.

However, the NGO condemned the activities of some politicians in the state, in the count down to the exercise, describing it as divisive and vindictive.

He also frowned at what he called a reckless display of power by a political appointee of the Federal Government from the state, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly call the individual to order to prevent further infraction.

Suberu, commended the Governor of the State, Gboyega Oyetola, for his peaceful nature and maturity to remain calm despite the degree of provocation.

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