By Samuel Adegoke
Online publishers in South West Nigeria have urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and other stakeholders to let the Saturday governorship election reflect the will of the electorate in Ondo State.
Writing under the aegis of the South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP), the media publishers also urged INEC to put in its best in ensuring the election is free, fair and credible.
The online publishers, in a statement signed by its chairman Mr Olayinka Agboola and Public Relations Officer (PRO) Remi Oladoye, said the process and outcome of election wil determine what the future election will look like in Nigeria
“Obviously both the local and international communities are anxious about the election; they are expecting an improvement on the Edo election and we believe it is achievable.” SWEGOP said.
The association also urged political parties and other stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct and eschew activities capable of breeding violence during the election.
“As the giant of Africa, we should by now be at advanced stage in strengthening democracy, economy and human capital development.” It added.
On Nigeria at 60, the publishers insisted that part of what will change Nigeria is proper electoral system that will enthrone quality leadership and good governances which will in turn boost patriotism among the citizenry.