- Peter Obi harps on implementation of seven key points from EU’s report.
- Urges security agencies not to tarnish their image.
The Vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the recently concluded elections, Peter Obi, has commended the European Union Election Observer Mission over its report, saying that it captured the concerns of some Nigerians on the elections.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state in a statement issued by his Media Office on Monday in Abuja, described the report as a `vindication of a section of Nigerians’, who had raised issues on the outcome of the elections.
While stating that the EU report merely captured what some Nigerians knew and had been highlighting, Obi said that Nigerians should learn some lessons from the report and ensured that future elections were conducted in the standard and international best practices.
Obi, who stated that the report clearly showed that the 2019 election was a clear setback, especially from the 2015 general election, which enhanced Nigeria’s democratic credentials at the global stage pointed that the process through which a person gets into an office is far more fundamental than what the person do thereafter in that office, because of the integrity of the office being occupied.
Obi also noted that some key seven-point recommendations contained in the EU report needed to be taken seriously by Nigerians and be implemented.
Drawing the attention of the security agencies to concern in the report, the former governor charged them to ensure that it guided its professionalism jealously.
He also urged security agencies to prevent denting their image before the global community where they had always been outstanding at peacekeeping operations.