Daily Champion (Lagos)

Nigeria: 2011 Poll - South West Group Commends INEC

South West Youth Leaders Association (SWAYLA) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its chairman, Professor Attairu Jega over the success recorded in the just concluded 2011 general elections in the country.

The group also lauded the transparent way of conducting the elections with Open Ballot system by the commission.

This was contained in press statement signed by its Secretary General, Mr segun Awoyinfa, which a copy was made available to newsmen in Osogbo, hailed the President Goodluck Jonathan and other security agencies for their contribution towards the success of the polls.

They congratulated the generality of the people particularly the youths, adding that the era of using youths as political thugs to perpetrate election violence and breach the public peace has gone, saying that the association would intensify efforts in sensitizing the youths of the country.

Similarly, they lauded the leadership style of Osun state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola and also commended the religious leaders in the state for educating their congregation on the need to partake in the just concluded electoral process.

"The association is assuring the people of the country that it will not relent in campaigning against hooliganism among the youths and called on President Jonathan and all the governors in the south west to attach importance to issues affecting the youths so that their dream of being leaders of tomorrow would be actualised", they added.

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