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2011 POLL: MIMIKO LAUDS NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES

By NBF News
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AKURE - GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State weekend lauded the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their impartial roles and contributions towards the success of last month's general election in the country.

He gave the commendation while playing host to the Commander 32 Artillery Brigade Abeokuta, Brigadier General Modibbo Alkali.

Dr Mimiko said the military and other security agencies played significant roles in the success of the exercise, which he said had rekindled the hope of Nigerians in the nation's democracy and acceptability by the comity of nations.

According to him: 'The success of the last general election in this country, particularly in Ondo State was due largely to the very professional way the security forces, especially the armed forces comported themselves in terms of security arrangement. One cannot but be proud of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

'Like I mentioned several times in the course of our security council meetings, we are truly proud of the officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security agencies in Ondo State. So through you, I want to thank the Chief of Army Staff and other members of the Nigerian Armed Forces for making Nigeria proud,'

'Whatever anybody say, the whole world is applauding Nigeria for the first time. Although it's not perfect yet, but there is no question about the fact that the last election has rekindled a new hope in Nigerians, that this country will soon attain its manifest destiny'.