Presidential Poll: Nigeria Inter-Religious Council Ask Nigerians To Have Faith In Judiciary
The body also called for calm hailing Nigerians for eschewing violence after the results were announced.
The Council under the leadership of the Co-Chairmen, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar Sultan of Sokoto; President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a letter stated that:
“The Council appreciates every Nigerian who came out to ‘vote on February 25, 2023. This showed patriotism on the part of the citizens who pray and hope for a better Nigeria.
“While some people are celebrating the outcome of the elections, others are displeased ‘because they judged the conduct of the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as fallen short of the anticipated standard of justice and transparency in the electoral process.
“However, the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council is glad that there are no recorded cases of post-election violence. NIREC thanks Nigerians for this show of civility and maturity.
“Given that there is no peace without justice, NIREC advise the aggrieved parties who may not be satisfied with the outcome of the elections to seek justice through legitimate legal procedures. NIREC calls on all aggrieved parties to have faith in the judicial system of Nigeria.
“NIREC implores supporters of aggrieved candidates to remain calm and law-abiding while the declared winning party should be magnanimous in their relationship with non-party members. The Council calls on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to look into the concerns raised with a view of conducting the remaining parts of the elections without complaint. Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!”