Group, Edo Realistic and Political Movement, yesterday, lauded the Returning Officer of Edo governorship election, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Uvwie local government area of Delta State for a hitch free and successful election.
In a statement by the group’s state Coordinator, Elder Nosa Igiemor and Secretary, Comrade Nick Ebosa, described the just concluded Edo governorship election as one of the most freest and fairest election in the history of the state.
While commending the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the peaceful conduct of the election, the statement further lauded the Returning Officer, Prof. Rim-Rukeh, who ensures that the election followed due process without any form of ranchor.
The group said the choice of Prof. Rim-Rukeh, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun as State Returning Officer on Edo governorship Election was the best decision Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has taken.
The statement stated that the fears that Edo state was going to be a battle field for both contestants whom are illustrious sons of the land was averted by the Returning Officer, Prof. Rim-Rukeh who ensures that all participants adhered strictly to the election guidelines.
While describing Prof Rim-Rukeh as a Bendelite though from Delta state, the group commended the Delta state governor, Sen. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa for having such illustrious son who has distinguished himself among his peers in the academic world.
The statement said this election was uncommon one as this was the first time election was held in Edo state where all parties praised the conduct of the election, saying that there is no winner, no vanguish, urging the governor-elect to extend hands of fellowship