Politicians in the nation have been urged to humbly accept the results of both the 2023 general elections’ accomplishments and failings.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s (Obo Effanga) Resident Electoral Director (REC) for Edo State held this job.
The Edi REC reportedly made the submission while meeting with press representatives to celebrate the state’s successful election.
It’s interesting, according to Effanga, how politicians credit democracy with their successes while blaming others but themselves for their failures.
In order for the nation’s democracy to advance, he pleaded with them to accept the election’s results in good faith.
He said “It was interesting that at some point, when some of the elections were concluded, we had a few protests and interestingly the three political parties that won various seats in the state had at different times complained where they didn’t win.
“I have found it interesting that where they won, they were happy about it, where they didn’t win, in some instances, they raised the issue about it and I think it is part of the game politicians play that whenever they win it was a victory for democracy, it was a reflection of how the people loved and voted for them.
“And when they didn’t win, they would always try to find reasons to excuse themselves and blame everyone apart from themselves. We gave everybody the opportunity to protest at our offices. We listened to them, we received their complaints and there was little we could do about the complaints.”
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