The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi has reacted to the 2019 Nigeria election report released by the European Union Election observer team
He said the report tainted the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari, as it had shown to the world that the process that brought him in was questionable.
Obi said in a statement on Monday noted that the EU report merely captured what many Nigerians knew and have been highlighting, noting that Nigerians should learn lessons from the report and ensure that future elections are conducted in the standard of international best practices.
The former Anambra state Governor said that the EU report clearly shows that the 2019 election was a clear set back from the 2015 general election conducted by President Goodluck Jonathan, which hugely enhanced Nigeria’s Democratic credentials at the global stage.
“I have always maintained that the process through which a person gets into an office is far more fundamental than what the person do thereafter in that office why because of the integrity of the office being occupied”, he added.
Obi said that the key seven-point recommendations contained in the EU report should be taken very serious by Nigerians and ensure that necessary steps are taken for the implementations.
The former VP candidate drew the attention of the security agencies to the indictment in the report and charged them to ensure that it guides its professionalism jealously and prevent denting their image before the global community where they had always been outstanding at peacekeeping operations.