Goodluck Jonathan: “Osun governorship elections will be very free, fair and credible”




The issue of credible elections must be institutionalised in Nigeria.” President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Washington DC pledged to ensure that Saturday’s governorship election in Osun is “very free, fair, and credible.” Mr. Jonathan said that the days when a few politicians, acting in concert with their hirelings and thugs, hijack voters cards and other electoral materials, and manipulate the outcome of elections to their personal advantage are gone forever in Nigeria. Speaking at a meeting with Nigerian professionals in the United States, Mr. Jonathan said that he remained fully committed to keeping the promise he made in 2011 that he will do everything possible to ensure that the elections in Nigeria become very free, fair and credible.

The President told the gathering that in keeping with that pledge, which he said has been fulfilled in recent elections in Edo, Ondo and Ekiti states, the federal government will take all necessary steps to ensure that no individual, group or political party is able to thwart the legitimate choice of genuine voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State.  SEE MORE ON PAGE2

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