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Obaseki Lauds Military For Stabilising Democracy

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Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, yesterday appraised the various roles of security agencies especially the military in stabilising democracy in the country noting that no life was lost in Edo and Ondo states governorship elections due to their efforts.

Governor Obaseki while receiving the Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade, at the Government House, Benin City, yesterday, said, “I want to put on record that particularly during the last election (Edo) and the one that was done on Saturday,(Ondo) the role of the military has not been acknowledged as it should be”.

He said, “For the first time in several years, if you can recollect, there was not one incident of loss of life during Edo State election and that was repeated again last week in Ondo State.

“It might not be obvious but we know that it is as a result of the diligence and the amount of work that went behind the scene from the military – and so, we want to thank you for it.  This sort of initiative can only help us to stabilize our democracy much better which is essentially what we need.”

He added, “For us, and for me in particular, this institution, the Defence College is so critical in the defence arrangement, not only for Nigeria but for the entire sub-region.”

Obaseki who called on the management of the National Defence College to share vital research information with the state in order to help to shape government policies and enhance the growth of the economy said.

 

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