A socio-political group, Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM), has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police over peaceful conduct of Osun Governorship Election.
The President of SNPM, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, gave the commendation in Enugu on Sunday.
Chukwudum also applauded INEC for the prompt arrival of voting materials and early commencement of voting in most polling booths in the state.
“SNPM is calling on the nation’s electoral body, INEC, to extend this recorded peaceful conduct of Osun Governorship Polls to the much anticipated 2019 General Elections.
“We are also calling on INEC to look into the issue of malfunctioning card readers,’’ he said.
Chukwudum applauded personnel of the Nigerian Police for arrestong some vote buyers and sellers during the election on Saturday, adding that it should serve as deterrent to other Nigerians engaging in the `shameful act’.
“SNPM commends the Nigeria Police for the professional conduct of its personnel which led to the arrest of some vote buyers and sellers.
“SNPM wants all Nigerians to completely frown at vote buying and selling as well as expose those in the shameful habit,’’ he said.
Osun Governorship Election took place on Saturday amidst a peaceful atmosphere, compared to other previous state governorship elections held this year.