Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Ondo polls: No Need For Tribunal, Mark, Ihedioha tells PDP, ACN, others.

Senate President  Senator David Mark has counselled the defeated governorship candidates of  the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN)  and others in the  last Saturday's Ondo election not to waste time going to tribunal to challenge the winner governor Segun Mimiko.

Mark, who stated this in Quebec, Canada, where he is  attending 127thInter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting,  yesterday , said that the result of the election has confirmed that the wishes of the Ondo people have prevailed.

"It would therefore be an exercise in futility if some people goes to court  to challenge the outcome of the polls even with an overwhelming victory,"the senate president stated.

Senator Mark canvassed that "we, Nigerian politicians must start embracing the democratic culture where the power of the people as expressed through the ballot is  respected and seen as supreme".

According to him, Mimiko  has worked hard to secure the victory ,thus making sentiment canvassed by some politicians during the campaign irrelevant as people preferred merit.
 Also commenting, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,Sir Emeka  Ihedioha said  that the result of the election in Ondo has shown that the people appreciates performance.
According to him, reports on ground before the election have shown that Mimiko had worked hard for the people in his first tenure and that it was only good the people of Ondo reward him with a second term in office.

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