Edo Election: INEC did a good job – Issa Aremu

The national vice-president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Issa Aremu on Monday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on last weekend’s Edo State Governorship election which returned the incumbent governor Adam Oshiomhole to office.

The labour leader disclosed this while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

Mr Aremu said during the review of the election, Edo state has imbibed the spirit of democracy on the whole going by the kind of support, sacrifice and dedication shown by the electorate.

Also on the issue of whether INEC did well, the NLC Vice-president gave a pass mark to the election agency.

Discussing the state of insecurity in Nigeria

It is not the best of times in our nation, Nigeria. If not security challenges, it is workers strike, corruption charges and lack of electricity or electoral fraud. But for how long can this go on for?

Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said the 2015 general election will be a “fierce bloody battle”. He said, “We have decided, together with the party leaders, that by the year 2015, God willing, it’s either the government does justice in the conduct of elections as always claimed by them or it will be a fierce bloody battle.”

Solomon Edojah; a former Member of the House of Representatives, Olasupo Ojo; a Legal Practitioner and Abraham Okaro who is a Social Commentator were the guests invited to join the discussion.