- The US has commended INEC for declaring Osun election inconclusive
- David Young said the rerun election is good for the country's democracy
- The US deputy chief of mission urged whoever wins to be magnanimous
The United States has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring the Osun gubernatorial election inconclusive and ordering a rerun election.
Vanguard reports that David Young who is the deputy chief of mission of the US embassy in Nigeria spoke in Kaduna where he said the rerun would enhance democracy.
He said: “Certainly the decision of INEC to go ahead and have a rerun in seven polling unit is one that we respect given the fact that there was only 355 vote margin between the two candidates.
"Certainly this is a decision that make sense; we want to say that its important for democracy that every person vote is secret and counted as we go forward with the vote tomorrow.”
He commended Osun state people for being peaceful and called them to replicate the same in the rerun.
“We want to urge the victor to be magnanimous in victory and whoever loses to be gracious in defeat, this is part of democracy.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would suffer defeat in the Osun state governorship rerun election even if he was supported by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Iyiola Omisore.
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