Group warns against post-election violence, asks losers to explore legal option

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Project Nigeria Group, on Monday, warned against post-election crises in the aftermath of the 2019 polls.

The group, which spoke through its Secretary Abdulwahab Ekekhide, also warned against foreign interference in the nation’s electoral process.

The group said that Nigeria, as a sovereign nation should be allowed to determine its political future.

The Secretary, who was joined by other executive members of the group, blamed the current tension in the polity on foreign interference as well as the attitude of some Nigerians who according to him, lack a deep sense of patriotism.

“The tension emanated from international interference in Nigeria’s electoral process by some foreign NGOs in conjunction with some embassies and political class, ” the group said.

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It, therefore, advised the political players to sheath their swords and embrace the spirit of sportsmanship, saying it is noteworthy that elections must be won and lost.

It added: “We expect the diplomatic missions and their agents among the electoral monitors, to observe diplomatic ethics and decorum. The Nigeria nation is greater than the selfish interest of any particular person or group of persons.”

The group said that Nigeria is not ready for another civil war, adding that “countries like Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone are recent examples. Nigeria should offer these trouble makers a deaf ear to enable us to live in peace.”

The group said it rejects any opinion that is contrary to the peaceful coexistence and development of this country adding: “These people can cause crisis and escape from Nigeria, as is the norm anytime they brew crisis in other countries.”

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