UN And ECOWAS Speaks On Nigeria’s Election
While the declaration of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is underway, the United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS have urged political parties to exercise restraint.
In a statement by the international bodies made available today by the ECOWAS Commission, they also urged candidates to continue to exercise patience for the complete results.
“The attention of the ECOWAS, AU and the UN has been drawn to the rejection of the results of the presidential election of Feb.23, 2019 by one of the participating political parties, even as they are still in the process of being released.
“ECOWAS, AU and the UN call on all candidates, political parties and indeed all Nigerians to continue to exercise patience, calm and restraint, in order to allow for the full results of the election to be released by INEC.
They also encouraged aggrieved parties and persons to resort to legal means to seek redress, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws, as agreed in the Peace Accord of Feb. 13.