The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the Osun state governorship election as “a clear testimony to President Goodluck Jonathan’s unparalleled commitment to peaceful elections in Nigeria.”
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday hailed the president for “creating the enabling environment for Osun people to freely and peacefully exercise their franchise without rancour or blood-letting”.
The PDP also commended the security forces for their display of professionalism in keeping the peace throughout the exercise despite provocations by desperate politicians.
It however called on the opposition to learn from the election and desist from actions and utterances that overheat the system and create room for violence.
“The lesson from this election is that the opposition party should stop crying wolf where there is none. They must desist from actions and statements that cause confusion and create unnecessary tension, capable of igniting violence and blood-letting in elections”, the party said.
Calling on its members and supporters to remain calm, the PDP also commended the people of Osun for adhering to rules and conducting themselves in an orderly manner during the election.