1st December, 2010
A Lagos council chairman and House of Representatives aspirant, has called on theÂ Federal Government to order the prosecution of all those involved in rigging duringÂ the 2007 general elections.
Akeem Omoyele Sulaimon of Bariga Local Council Development Area, said in a chat withÂ LG Circuit at the weekend after the judgment of the Appeal Court in Ibadan, whichÂ declared Engr. Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, the Osun State Action Congress of NigeriaÂ (ACN) candidate in the 2007 governorship election as winner of that election.
Sulaimon, who is also fondly called Oris by his teeming supporters, noted thatÂ prosecution of all riggers of the 2007 general elections would prove governmentâ€™sÂ commitment to credible elections in the future.
According to him, â€œthe prosecution of those who in one way or the other contributedÂ to subverting the 2007 electoral process will confirm Federal Governmentâ€™sÂ commitment to free, fair and transparent election in 2011.â€
He congratulated Governor Aregbesola for his victory which he described as wellÂ deserved, as the legitimate winner of the 2007 governorship election in Osun StateÂ as declared by the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan last Friday.
He also commended the Appeal Court judges for â€œserving the course of justice andÂ upholding the rule of law.â€
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