Inec’s Off-cycle Elections: Abdulsalam Abubakar calls for peace, seeks credible conduct in next exercise
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on November 17, 2023
The national peace committe has called on Nigerians to remain calm as it is not unaware of the glitches recorded during the IMO, bayelsa and kogi elections on November 11th.
The chairman of the committee, Abdulsalam Abubakar in a statement expressed sadness over the old ways ordinary people continue to collide with corrupt members of the society to stall the electoral processes particularly the persisting trend of vote-buying,intimidation and voter apathy.
Abubakar advised those involved in electoral malpractices to desist from the act as democractic process can only grow if they participate in the cleaning proces to reduce the increasing numbers of corrupt leaders.
The chairman congratulated the winners in the Saturday’s polls and Encouraged those defeated not to lose faith in the judiciary and other means of seeking redress, noting that even with its imperfection, the legal body is critical to the development of a good society.
The former head of state said Irrespective of Nigeria’s diversity and political differences, Nigerians are better as one, united and indissoluble country and called on the bearers of the sacred trust to deliver on their promises as good governance creates the condition for citizens to feel confident about elections.
The National Peace Committee commended critical stakeholder especially the voters, security agencies, independent national electoral commission, INEC, civil society and leaders of political parties for defying obstacles and threats Toby carrying out their individual responsibilities.