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Declaration of results: Organisation tasks Nigerians on peaceful conduct



Declaration of results: Organisation tasks Nigerians on peaceful conduct
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International Organisation for Peace Building and Social Justice, a non- governmental organisation, has urged Nigerians to conduct themselves peacefully as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declares Presidential and National Assembly election results.

The organisation’s Executive Director, Mr Ishaya Durkwa, who briefed newsmen on Sunday evening, appealed to Nigerians not take actions that could cause violence of any kind in the country.

Durkwa said that Nigeria lost so many lives in different forms of crises in the last few years and must avoid anything that would endanger more lives.

The executive director advised those that might not be comfortable with the outcome of the elections to explore other alternatives rather than resort to violence.

“I call on Nigerians to insist for what is fair, what is right, what is just in a peaceful way.

“We have different avenues that we can seek redress. We don’t want people to go on the streets, we don’t want riots.

“We don’t want killing and burning of buildings. We want peace in our nation,” he stated.

Durkwa, however, called on INEC to declare results that were fair and just that reflect how the people voted.

He called on INEC to look into numerous cases where many people were unable to cast their votes for no fault of theirs.

“We are calling on leaders who participated in the signing of the peace accord to rise and ensure that the peace we have been enjoying in the past few months is not truncated.

“This is time for you to work assiduously and collaborate with INEC and all well meaning Nigerians to make sure that nobody is disenfranchised or shortchanged.

“Everybody have the right to express his civic responsibility and it’s important that these leaders get together and deny themselves sleep to see that what needs to be done is done.


“This is the only way to sustain peace. Peace is is a consequence of justice where there is no justice, there will be no peace,” he added.


Source – NAN