Mr Bola Babarinde, a former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa, has advised INEC to use lessons learned from Wednesday’s tribunal judgement to improve on the conduct of future elections in the country.
Babarinde gave the advice on Saturday in a congratulatory message to President Bola Tinubu on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC).
He urged the electoral body to use the few lessons learned from the tribunal verdict to conduct free and fair governorship elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa.
While celebrating Tinubu’s victory at the tribunal, Babarinde called on the president to be magnanimous in victory, and listen more to criticism and suggestions from citizens for good governance.
He said the peak of the tribunal process was the judgement that struck out the petitions of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party candidates for lacking in merit.
“The culmination of the whole election tribunal process is the judgement that struck out the petitions of the PDP and Labour Party candidates while declaring President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the election,” he noted.
Babarinde said that since the petitions had been won and lost, Nigerians should put the nation first by bringing ideas on board irrespective of political affiliations to make the country great.