The Nigerian general elections are drawing close and a lot have been airing their views about the elections. However, the International Peace Commission has advised the presidential aspirants to accept the outcome.
IPC advises presidential aspirants to be prepared to accept whatever the outcome of the 2023 elections
Ambassador Hussaini Coomassie, the acting head of Mission and country representative for the UN’s International Peace Commission, urged presidential candidates to accept the outcome of the polls at the 2023 general elections.
In Coomassie’s goodwill message to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary, he stressed the significant contenders, vying to be a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, should embrace peace ahead of the elections.
Coomassie also noted that each presidential candidate should embrace and prioritize the message of peace, unity, and development of Nigeria all through the campaign period.
Coomassie, however, stressed that the presidential candidate’s supporters, avoid forms of thuggery, hate speeches, and fake news, all through the campaign season.
Coomassie also warned supporters of the major presidential candidates against thuggery, hate speeches, and fake news during the electioneering campaign.
The United Nations representative expressed hope will come alive in the country and Nigeria would overcome all the confronting challenges presently.
In his long remark, he said, “As the Nigerians get ready to elect another leader to succeed the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari next year, it is our hope, however, that the major contenders will prepare their minds and that of their supporters to gladly accept whatever the outcome will be in the sportsmanship spirit.
“This I emphasize should be registered in their minds that only one of them will emerge victorious at the poll as Nigerian voters will decide. Therefore, I urge the political gladiators and their supporters to embrace peace, preach peace and practice peace during and after this forthcoming exercise.
“Nigeria should be seen as a collective project and not a personal project. This Nation is greater than anyone and history will not forget in a hurry whatever was said and done either in the country’s favor or against her.”
Coomassie called on the Nigerian youths to actively and peacefully participate in the ongoing process and elect a leader who will protect their future and the unborn generations.
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