The South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Security Agencies and other stakeholders to let the Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Ondo State reflect the will of the electorate in the state.
The media group also urged INEC to put in its best in ensuring the election is free fair and credible.
The online publishers, in a statement signed by its chairman, Mr Olayinka Agboola, and the Public Relations Officer, Remi Oladoye, said the process and outcome of the election will determine what the future elections will look like in Nigeria.
“Obviously both local and international communities are anxious about the election, they are expecting an improvement on the Edo election and we believe it is achievable.”
The association also urged political parties and other stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct and do away with activities that will lead to violence during and after the election.
“As a giant of Africa, we should by now be at an advanced stage of enviable politicking that promotes genuine democracy, the economy as well as human capital development.”
On Nigeria at 60, the publishers insisted that part of what will change Nigeria is a proper voting system that will enthrone quality leadership and good governance as well as promote the spirit of patriotism.