And for the growth of our democracy, we must stop the hypocrisy of berating people for not accepting electoral loss. If people feel they lost fairly and squarely, and accept defeat and congratulate the winner, they must be applauded.
If on the other hand any people feel strongly that they were not treated fairly, we must allow them to say so, and allow them to use the laid down procedures to address their grievances. In that, we see where hitches are, and correct same where we have to. In our case, remember that we started with opaque ballot boxes in this 4th Republic. It was due to dissatisfaction that we reformed this, and eventually moved to biometric verification.
No matter how short your memory is, you cannot forget the 2012 petition, and how this helped us to improve even further. As we saw from America‘s elections, democracy is better when its systems treat all fairly and with justice. Grievance redress is part of this. Long live our democracy.
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