Going down memory lane in Nigeria, a free, fair and credible election with the lowest rate of violence is usually far fetched, but history got a new look after the Saturday 23rd Presidential Election.
In Nigeria, expectations which emanates from Elections and its processes, are always on the high side, in some cases low and in few cases none, yet mind blowing tactics and decision were implored by the electoral umpire to announce the choice of the people who takes the mantle of leadership and uses it to lead and prosper the nation through its tenure of four years.
Election into the Presidential Position especially in a country like ours, is always a hard nut to crack, as it comes with baggage’s of violence, deaths and other social vices, as it is the number one seat of authority of a Nation.
As a patriotic group, we acknowledge and applaud the just concluded 2019 Presidential Election, which on a scale of performance has 80% face of democracy, as it changed and set a new narrative and path in the country’s electioneering system.
Oh yes! Let’s applaud a magnanimous system that has been able to embrace positivity and em-placed peace in place of violence, a system which didn’t record a high case of ballot snatching as compared to previous elections, a system which aspires for economic growth, national development and for resilient Nigerian populace, which is deserving of all.
What is Evident is that the 2019 Presidential Election process was as transparent as a cloak, free, fair and credible in all ramifications. People celebrated instead of violence when Muhammadu Buhari was announced as the President Elect, peace, songs of victory filled the airs of the nation.
In lieu of this context, we want to use this medium to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC for their unflinching efforts and share dedication to ensuring that the people votes count and mandate restored.
The above excerpt is precipitated on our independent assessment of the 2019 presidential election, after a thorough review through various reports from our members across the 36 states and FCT on the process vis-a-vis the anticipated violence.
It is on these sustainable reports that the Civil Society Groups for Good Governance, CSGGG, affirmed that the process was free, fair, credible and violent free.
Hence the Executives and its Board Members congratulate the President Elect, Muhammedu Buhari for his victory at the 2019 Presidential election, we pray that almighty God continues to give you the enabling wisdom and might to lead the Nation in the path of peace and prosperity for the next four years.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.