Renowned activist and National President of the Campaign for Dignity in Governance (CDG), Comrade Razaq Olokoba, has taken a critical look at the conduct and outcome ofv the last Saturday February 25 presidential election in Nigeria and gave kudos to President Muhammadu Buhari for making the feat attainable.
Olokoba, a Chartered Public Administrator (CPA), and member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), in a statement in Lagos Thursday said, if President Muhammadu Buhari has not given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the free hands and necessary logistics to operate, the story could have been different, stating that, “with what we have witnessed last Saturday, there is no doubt that Mr. President has determined to leave an enviable legacy behind after his departure on May 29, this year. It is against that background that I praised President Buhari for a job well done.”
The statement also commended the INED boss, Professor Mamud Yakubu and his team of experts for the high level of professionalism they employed in handling the exercise despite the normal hiccups here and there, saying, “at least, the outcome of the poll has given the commission a pass mark though there are still rooms for improvement before the next governorship election.”
The Ilorin, Kwara State born political analyst and public commentator gave the Nigerian people a pat on the back for their exhibition of patriotism and dogged commitment towards putting Nigeria properly where she belong on the map of the nations with formidable democratic ethos, expressing pride and the delights that Nigerians are moving the country rapidly into the comity of respectable nations.
On the youth, Olokoba lauded them for their ability to maintain the peace with their matured behaviour and conducts that convinced the elders that, tomorrow of the country would be secure in the hands of the well behaved youth, saying, the way they made use of their energy was an indication that they are ready for the mantle of leadership any time the opportunity beckons.
The vocal youth leader and convener of several Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), therefore congratulated the winner of the presidential election, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his well-deserved victory, urging him however to see himself as the leader of every Nigerian irrespective of political affiliation, religious leaning and ethnic background.