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Adams Oshiomhole, a former Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has revealed that Nigeria has moved past the era of do-or-die politics.

The former Governor of Edo State made this revelation while addressing the people during the Citizens Elections Dialogue which was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Yiaga Africa, and Channels Television.

He said the process of election of the country has improved, reaffirming that politics is no more a “do or die” affair in the country.

This might have come as a reaction to the claim of a former federal lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye that President Muhammadu Buhari chose APC members as resident electoral commissioners.

Oshiomhole revealed that Buhari, is working towards free process of election.

The former chairman of the party said, “I don’t want to sit down here and defend who is sympathetic to who but the Senate should do their job and I am happy that it has both APC and PDP members who are active, vibrant, and knowledgeable. They know who is who and it is their business to scrutinise those who have been nominated.”

“But congratulate President Buhari for being able to tell the world that this election is not a do-or-die for him or his party. I am proud of that. You may not be proud of it because you are in history as having had a president who said because he is leaving, he must be succeeded by the PDP otherwise it is a do-or-die affair. We have moved past that.”

He further revealed that, “I think even the worst critic of President Buhari will admit that he has not tried to misuse the Armed Forces or the police in order to have an electoral advantage for people running an election on his platform or even his own election.”

“At every stage, he has insisted he wants to leave a legacy of a free and fair election,” he added.

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