CALL FOR CALM AND PEACE 2023-03-09
The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council under the leadership of the Co-Chairman, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa'ad Aubakar CFR, mni, Sultan of Sokoto; President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), and His Eminence, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) 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 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. NIRECT thanks Nigerians for this show of civility and maturity.
Given that there is no peace without justice, NIREC advised 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 the nonparty 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 Love the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!
-His Eminence Alhaji Muhammed Sa'ad Abubakar - CO-CHAIRMAN/His Eminence Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Okoh - CO CHAIRMAN