By Ijeoma Nwankpa, Suleja
The Regional Director of the National Democratic Institute NDI, Mr. Christopher Fomunyo has commended the people of Suleja in Niger State, North Central Nigeria, for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner during the gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly in the state. Mr Fomunyo stated this in an interview with Voice of Nigeria in Suleja area council of Niger state.
He said his organisation has twenty International Observers across the world for this election, eleven from African countries while nine is from Europe and North America deployed to ten states across Nigeria.
According to him, politicians should in subsequent elections take their campaigns to the grass root so that People will not be putting more emphasis on the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Mr Fomunyo also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to expand their out reach and communication to stakeholders so that voters are better informed about electoral process .
On the performance of INEC, Mr Fomunyo urged them to perfect its performance in-order to give Nigerians the election they will be proud of.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Suleja, His Royal Highness, Awwal Ibrahim has appreciated the people of the state for coming out en mass to cast their votes. The Emir said the election was critical to them more than the Presidential election because it is at the grass root and concerns them more than the Presidential one.
According to him,he said he does not have accreditation to move around but reports that reached him from the security agents and his people showed that the process was free and fair.
The conduct of the election was been peaceful with large turn out.
*Courtesy of VON