- Category: April 2011 Polls
- Published on Sunday, 17 April 2011 01:22
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As Nigerians eagerly await the result of today's presidential election, the flag bearer of the Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the exercise and restated his decision not to challenge the result in the court if he failed.
I have already said that this time around I will not go to court but my party may decide to go to court”, he said and commended INEC for addressing most of the lapses experienced in National Assembly’s election.
Buhari made the commendation on Saturday in Daura while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at Sarkin Yara ‘A’ polling unit.
He however lamented that there were still reported cases of alleged illegal thump-printing of ballot papers in some places across the country.
In most of the places voting is going on smoothly.
But there are still problems of nocturnal movement last night to the early hours of today with airplanes carrying ballot papers to some of the states where they are being thump-printed in several places,'’ he alleged.
Buhari urged the police to make a categorical statement on the recent interception of some ballot papers in Abuja meant for the presidential election.
Also former President Ibrahim Babangida also lauded INEC for the smooth conduct of the ongoing general elections and said: ``So far so good”.
I will like to give credit to the people of my ward, that is these people you find around here because I belong here,’’ he said.
He commended the people for their orderliness and cooperation, adding: ``They took a lot of interest in discharging their civic responsibility, so I commend them. (The Nation)