Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has attributed the success and transparency recorded in the Edo election to the visa ban imposed as penalty for election riggers.
Kanu said this while mocking Nigerian politicians in a statement released by Emma Powerful.
The statement reads thus:
“Here is Mary Beth Leonard, the courageous US Ambassador to Nigeria that delivered the first truly free and fair elections in the history of Nigeria in Edo State, something the EU and UK have failed to do for over 60 years. This amazing woman imposed ordinary visa ban on perennial election riggers and they quickly behaved themselves. Add a bit of Nyesom Wikeand the tenacity of Igodomigodo and you have the perfect result.”
Meanwhile, Chief Emeka Etiaba (SAN), an aspirant for Anambra governorship election in 2021 on the platform of the PDP and son of the first female governor has urged INEC to replicate its performance in other forthcoming elections.
Etiaba hailed the electoral body and security agencies for the successful and peaceful conduct of the election, which he said would boost the morale and confidence of the electorate to participate in future elections.
He expressed the need for both the INEC and the security agencies to ensure that nothing scuttles the forthcoming elections including Ondo and Anambra states.