Senate President Senator David Mark has counseled the defeated governorship candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), the Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN) and others in last Saturday’s ondo election not to waste time going to tribunal to challenge the winner, Governor Segun Mimiko.
Mark, who stated this in Quebec, Canada, where he is attending 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting said that the result of the election has confirmed that the wishes of the Ondo people have prevailed.
“It would therefore be an exercise in futility if some people go to court to challenge the outcome of the polls even with an overwhelming victory,”the senate president stated.
Senator Mark canvassed that “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 commenting, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives,Sir Emeka Ihedioha said that the result of the election in Ondo has shown that the people appreciate performance.
According to him, reports on ground before the election had shown that Mimiko worked hard for the people in his first tenure and that it was only good the people of Ondo rewarded him with a second term in office.