Nigerians are heroes of Democracy – INEC

By our correspondent

Idowu INEC PROThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday commended Nigerians for their determination to entrench a true democracy in the country as demonstrated during the just concluded general elections.

Mr Kayode Idowu, the spokesman of the commission, made the remarks in Abuja, at the end of the supplementary elections held in some parts of the country over the weekend.

According to him, Nigerians deserve all the accolades and commendations for defying the odds and remaining resolute in their quest to exercise their rights and ensure that their votes count.

The Renaissance recalls that INEC had declared the governorship elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba States inconclusive due to violence and irregularities in some local governments and subsequently rescheduled a supplementary election for April 25.

At the end of the supplementary governorship polls, INEC declared candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the elections in Abia and Taraba  States while the All Progressives Congress won in Imo state.

Idowu remarked that despitenthe low turnout of voters during the supplementary elections, he was still confident that with the increasing level of awareness, more people will get involve in the electoral system.


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