Igbokwe hails conduct of military at polls
Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress of Nigeria (APC) in Lagos, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, has commended the conduct of the Nigeria military personnel in the elections held on Saturday.
Igbokwe, who spoke with newsmen after voting at his Martins street residence, Ijeshatedo, Lagos, noted that the elections were peaceful in his area.
“We thought the soldiers would be physically at the polling area but my party rejected it. I am impressed with their performance.
“Soldiers were here in 2007, 2011, there was no problem but we thought that they would be seen around the voting area. They are there to maintain peace and they have been doing that. I commend them.
“Election and voting is supposed to be fun. We are supposed to come to the polling station with our children, have fun because it is not a do-or-die affair. I also commend the police especially those were in the polling booth, where I voted. They have been wonderful.
“The elections had been peaceful so far. We don’t see anything here as a contest because our party will sweep the poll. Nigeria will be better for it if we get things right. If President Jonathan wins without cheating, we will congratulate him, if we win, we expect them to congratulate us. But if they rig election, we will go to court.”
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