POST ELECTION CHALLENGES: PPA’s Obire Calls For An Improved Electoral Process In Nigeria.

O'Diakpo Obire.

The Governorship candidate of the Progressives Peoples Allience, PPA in the just concluded elections in Delta State, Dr. O'diakpo Obire, has advocated for an improved electoral process to minimize and effectively manage post-election challenges that bedevil Nigeria after each election cycle.

Obire stated this on Wednesday in his Goodwill Message at a Public Lecture organized by Maris Schools, Amachai-Okpanam, on the aegis of Maris Trust Council, Asaba.

The 1st Maris Annual Lecture with the topic: Managing Post-Election Challenges: Nigeria As A Case Study, was delivered by Chief Williams I.I. Makinde, FCA, PhD, Managing Director of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). The event took place at the Conference Hall of the prestigious Orchid Hotels, along DBS Road, Asaba. 

Dr. Obire applauded the organizers of the event for having the vision and social commitment to organize such a noble lecture on an important topic that helps to positively reshape the electoral system, saying he was honoured to have been invited to an A-class event like this. The honor was taken a notch higher by being called upon to deliver a Goodwill Message. 

"I am a strong advocate of an improved electoral process, he said, and the strengthening of our institutions. An improved electoral process is a proactive measure that helps to minimize and effectively reduce post-election challenges. 

"Credible elections and the rule of law are a sine quanon for democracy to grow and take root in Nigeria. For credible elections to become a reality, politicians must learn to value the process of elections more than the product of the process".

Addressing newsmen immediately after the event, Obire called on all political actors to pursue common goals to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.