The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 Presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has reacted to the trending 2019 electoral report released by the European Union, EU, Election Observer Team describing it as a vindication of critical minds who have raised issues on the outcome of the election.
Obi said in a statement from his media office that the EU report merely captured what many Nigerians knew and have been highlighting noting that Nigerians should learn lessons from the report and ensure that future elections are conducted following standard international best practices.
The former Anambra state Governor said that the EU report clearly shows that the 2019 election was a clear set back from the 2015 general election conducted by President Goodluck Jonathan which hugely enhanced Nigeria’s democratic credentials at the global stage.
“I have always maintained that the process through which a person gets into an office is far more fundamental than what the person does thereafter in that office, because of the integrity of the office being occupied,” he stressed.
Obi said that the key seven points recommendations contained in the EU report should be taken very seriously by Nigerians and ensure that necessary steps are taken to ensure their implementation.
The former VP candidate finally drew the attention of the security agencies to the indictment in the report and charged them to ensure that they guard their professionalism jealously and prevent denting their image before the global community where they had always been outstanding at peacekeeping operations.