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Polls were free and fair in Ogun, says IPAC

2015-04-15 16:09
Nigeria elections

Abeokuta - Political parties in Ogun on Tuesday said that they were satisfied with the conduct of Saturday's governorship and legislative elections in the State.

The parties, under the aegis of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), declared the polls free, fair and credible.

IPAC told a news conference in Abeokuta that they were satisfied with conduct of the elections.

"We are indeed happy to report that the elections went on peacefully and orderly.

"The results reflect the strength of the respective political parties and the wishes of the people of Ogun," Biola Martins, IPAC Chairman, said.

He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and security agencies deployed to the state for the peaceful conduct of the elections.

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Martins, however, urged political parties, which may have issues with the polls, to seek redress through legal means.

He urged re-elected Governor Ibikunle Amosun to be magnanimous in victory.

"We call on Amosun to embrace co-contestants and members of other rival parties.

"The All Progressives Congress (APC), should run an all-inclusive government and extend hand of fellowship to the other parties in order to move the state forward," Martins said.

The Hope Political Party, United Progressive Party, Citizens Popular Party, Advanced Congress of Democrats, United Democratic Party and Alliance for Democracy, attended the conference. 

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