Okowa identifies cause of post-poll violence

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday attributed post-election violence in the country to the practice of “a winner-takes-all.”

The governor made his position known in Asaba, the state capital at the First Maris Trust Council Lecture with the title “Managing post-election challenges: Nigeria as a case study.”

Okowa, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Fidelis, said the practice increased violence and promoted social unrest after elections.

He said, “It is important for the government to partner necessary stakeholders to educate people on the need for peaceful conduct after elections.

“This will ensure that those that are aggrieved seek justice through the law court, rather than cause chaos.

“The lecture is timely, as it would serve the purpose on how to deal with post-election challenges. Fairness of elections is the best way to reduce post-election challenges in Nigeria

(The Punch)