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Ex NLC President, Omar Congratulates PMB, Commends Stakeholders



The former national President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwahed Omar has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for his victory in the just concluded elections. The elections conducted last weekend were largely adjudged to be free and fair across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with few hitches in parts of the country.
The former labour leader, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the success recorded in the conduct of the elections, despite many challenges and called on the electoral umpire step up more effort to address the issues arisen from the presidential polls in the forthcoming gubernatorial and house of assembly elections.
He cited reported cases of smart card reader malfunction in the midst of crowd of people waiting to cast their votes for hours as discouraging and hope INEC will deploy more technicians to polling units for promt repair of card readers or provide alternatives.
Security agencies have also performed wonderfully in the build up to the exercise, ranging from their effort during the distribution of sensitive election materials to the final stages of voting and result collations in all the polling units.
Finally, Omar called on the aggrieved contesters to use the constionally recognised avenues to channel their petitions their by maintaining peace and oder in the country. He equally, calls for the winners to be magnanimous in victory.