Pastor Peters Omoragbon, the National Conscience Party (NCP) candidate in the Sept. 28 Edo governorship election said that the flaws committed during the election were not strong enough to cancel the exercise.
He said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.
Omoragbon said the Edo election was one of the best conducted so far in the country.
He added that those calling for its cancellation were doing so in bad faith.
He noted that “the Sept. 28 Edo governorship election is one of the best done so far in Nigeria. The exercise was devoid of killings and fighting.
“We have witnessed other elections, including common local government election in some states where people were killed or kidnapped. No single soul was lost in the Edo election and I think that was great.
“During campaigns and election, I and my supporters did not receive any threat from other party members.
“There were some flaws though, but not strong enough to cancel the election. I give INEC 96 per cent for performance. Those calling for cancellation are doing so because they lost.
“If APC had lost the election, they will cry fowl also and call for cancellation. I and my supporters were on ground, the election was free and fair.”
Omoragbon then congratulated the Governor-elect, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and urged him to form an all inclusive government with the best
Edolites from all groups.