The United Nations (UN) has urged political parties and candidates who are dissatisfied with the outcomes of the presidential elections in Nigeria that were held last Saturday to pursue it legally and in accordance with the constitution.
This was said by UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric in an interview with NAN.
Dujarric said Nigeria has a long history of peaceful transitions of power.
“What is important is that, like in every election, if any candidate or group of candidates have a problem with the outcomes, they work things out through the normal legal and constitutional procedures.
And it’s crucial that everyone maintain their composure as those or these processes proceed, according to Dujarric.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for president, was declared the winner of the 2023 presidential election by INEC on Wednesday.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) have so far rejected the results and requested that Yakubu Mahmood, the chairman of INEC, step down till new elections are held.