Ahead of the announcement of the Presidential elections result by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), some prominent Nigerians have appealed to politicians and their supporters to accept the outcome of the elections in good faith for national peace.
In an interview with Channels Television, the Director of the National Interfaith Prayer Centre in Abuja, Leonard Bature, said that the election was peaceful and asked politicians to accept the results in good faith.
“My advice is that Nigerians should be patient and wait for INEC to make a final announcement. Whatever the outcome, we in the interfaith community believe that only God gives power.”
Mr. Bature also urged Nigerian youths not to allow politicians use them for violence after the results are announced.
“These politicians, their children are in London, America and Germany. They will not bring their children to come and fight but they will use our youths. Nigerian youths, don’t allow yourself to be used,” he warned.
The Chairman of the Inter Party Advisory Council, Mr Yunusa Tanko, also commended the patriotism of voters during the polls as he believes that the election was peaceful.
“At this rate Nigerians have shown that they are not interested in violence. All they want is for their votes to count,” he said.
Mr Tanko was, however, dissatisfied with the performance of the card readers during the Saturday polls.
INEC is yet to announce the results of the elections as collations and counting is still ongoing across the country.