The National Peace Committe has called on Nigerians to remain calm as it is not unaware of the glitches recorded during the Off-Cycle Elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi General election on November 11.
The chairman of the Committee, Abdulsalam Abubakar in a statement expressed sadness over the uneding practise of colludingordinary 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 who lost in the election 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.
He called on the bearers of the sacred trust to deliver on their promises as good governance creates an atmosphere for citizens to feel confident about elections.
The National Peace Committee commended critical stakeholder especially the voters, security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Civil Society groups and leaders of political parties for defying obstacles and threats while carrying out their individual responsibilities.
(Editor: Anoyoyo Ogiagboviogie)