Observers laud peaceful conduct of Yobe East by-election

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Observers laud peaceful conduct of Yobe East by-election

By Ahmed Abba

Damaturu, Feb 4, 2024 (NAN) A coalition of accredited domestic election observer groups, has lauded the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s Yobe East by-election.

Mr Victor Kalu, the coalition team leader stated this when addressed newsmen on Sunday in Damaturu.

He said after caresuccessful observation of the entire election, the observers were convinced that the process was credible.

“We conclude by stating very categorically that the Yobe East Senatorial District bye-election of Feb 3 2024 actually took place as scheduled under a very peaceful and calm atmosphere,” he said.

The exercise was transparent, credible, free and fair in line with democratic tenets of elections.

“We therefore adjudge it to have met the international best practices for democratic election.

“The results of the election should therefore be accepted by all as a true reflection of the majority of voters in state,” Kalu said.

He urged the winner to reach out to all segments of the society and show magnanimity in victory.

He also appealed to those who lost in the election to show a good spirit of sportsmanship, which according him was the beauty of democracy.

He commended people of Yobe East for trooping out en mass to elect a candidate of their choice without any harassment or intimidation. (NAN) (

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