The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Edo State has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and President Mohammadu Buhari for conducting what it termed one of the best election in the country since the exit of Prof. Attahiru Jega.
It said maximum security was provided across the state which made the election devoid of killings and assasination unlike what happened in River State in 2105.
The CNPP said it is in doubt of the credibility of the results from Orhiomwon local government because some party agents were chased away from some polling units by thugs loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Chairman of CNPP, Roy Oribhabor, who spoke at a press briefing in Benin City, said the APC administration provided enabling environment for opposition parties to campaign across the state without intimidation.
Oribhabor who described the election as peaceful, credible, free and conclusive congratulated Godwin Obaseki for being victorious at the polls.
His words, “We took part in the just concluded September 28 polls in Edo State. Our observers were deployed to different parts of the state we consider as hot spots such as Oredo, Igueben, Orhiomwon, Ovia North East, Estako West, Esan North East and Akoko-Edo local government areas.
“In our history of participating in Nigeria election, we note that part of the issues that usually characterized post-election is the inability of INEC to efficiently dispense with their ad-hoc staff especially with respect to training and service allowances. We advise INEC to address those issues.’