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NEWS UPDATE: Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

NEWS UPDATE: Elections in Africa must follow democratic process – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Africans must go on to create the additional efforts in ensuring that elections in the continent go through the democratic physical process, remain obvious and fair.

The Vice President said this in a statement made available to newsmen by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Monday.

According to the statement, Osibanjo said this piece receiving the President-elect of Sao Tome and Principe, Mr. Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, who paid him a courtesy see at the Presidential Villa.

“There is no interrogation at all that for those of us in Africa, we must create the additional exertion to ensure that the democratic physical process is really obvious.

“It is such a pleasance to regard that was what took location in your country which led to your election,” Osibanjo said.

Prof Osinbajo reassured Mr. Manuel Vila Nova of Nigeria’s back up to ensure that his tenure is as comfortable and effective as possible as partners and friends.

In his possess remarks, President-elect Vila Nova expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting Sao Tome and also thanked the Vice President for his attending, stating that Nigeria is a “friendly country” and the human relationship betwixt both countries dates dorsum many years.

Recall that on the 18th of July, 2021, elections were held in Sao Tome to replace President Evaristo Carvalho, whose tenure expired on 3rd September, 2021.

Based on constitutional provisions, an outright winner did not emerge from the polls and a run-off led to the emergence of Mr. Vila Nova, who would be sworn in 2nd Oct, 2021.


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