President of the Senate, David Mark, and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, have called on the opposition parties in Ondo State not to challenge the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election.
A statement from the office of the President of the Senate on Monday, said Mark and Ihedioha made the call while speaking at the ongoing 127th Inter-paliamentary Union meeting holding in Quebec, Canada on Monday.
Mark particularly urged the defeated governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, and the Action Congress of Nigeria and others to respect the wishes of the people.
He said, “It would therefore be an exercise in futility if some people go to court to challenge the outcome of the poll even with an overwhelming victory.
“We, Nigerian politicians must start embracing the democratic culture where the power of the people as expressed through the ballot is respected and seen as supreme.”
According to him, Mimiko has worked hard to secure the victory, thus making sentiment canvassed by some politicians during the campaign irrelevant as people preferred merit.
Also, Ihedioha said the result of the election in has shown that the people appreciated performance.
According to him, reports on the ground before the election showed that Mimiko worked hard for the people in his first tenure and had to rewarded with a second term in office.