Osogbo residents hail INEC on peaceful polls


raufSome residents of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Sunday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of Saturday’s elections.

The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the polls were generally peaceful.

Mrs Jumoke Ajenifuja, a resident of Dada Estate area of the town, said the introduction of the smart card reader gave more credibility to the process in spite of its inherent hiccups.

She said “kudos should be given to the election management body for its courage to conduct a credible and peaceful polls.

“I am convinced that the introduction of the card reader made the exercise more transparent and less chaotic as the various challenges that came with the functionality of the device are surmountable.’’

In the same vein, Mr Chris Uche, who lives at Ogo-Oluwa area of the metropolis said Nigerians and INEC should be congratulated for the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s elections.

According to him, Nigerians all over the country exhibited a rare attribute by comporting themselves in an orderly manner .

Another resident of the town, Mr Rotimi Alayande, commended INEC for strengthening democracy in Nigeria, “and its innovative idea in ensuring credible polls.’’

He, however, urged the  electoral body to improve on some of the electoral process and to prevent hiccups in the usage of different devices that could be deployed in future elections. (NAN)