OrderPaperToday – Forward With Buhari (FWB), a campaign group for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has commended Nigerians for trooping out in their numbers to perform their civic duties in Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.
The group however called for calm, restraint and belief in the process as results collation get underway across the country.
In a press release signed by Mr. Kayode Ajulo on Saturday, the group said it was impressed with the massive turnout of voters against all odds.
The statement said: “The large turnout did not suggest that anything fettered them, against all odds. The citizens, therefore, deserves to be saluted for the superlative outing which demonstrates faith in democracy and belief in the process of election to deliver ideal leadership.
“While few reports of disruptions and constraints have been repeatedly given in some parts of the country, we do understand that the process can not be perfect in absolute terms and so we want to encourage Nigerians to remain patriotic in the hope that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will deliver what’s is generally fair and acceptable enough. It is in this particular regard that we salute the security operatives for protecting the process.
“Though we understand the edge President Muhammadu Buhari is having over contenders in the election, yet we do know within the ambits of the law that it is the sole responsibility of INEC to make results pronunciation, hence, we enjoin all Nigerian citizens to abide by the rules and give peace and propeity the rightful place.
“It’s a huge success that the election process have come this far and well, it therefore becomes most unnecessary to unleash crisis, irrespective. Again, strict restraint must be made not to jubilate or celebrate the result now until the final outcome is given by INEC”.
“While we are confident of victory, we enjoin our teeming leaders, members and volunteers across the states of the federation to be vigilant and be security conscious in defense of the mandate generously given to APC by Nigerians. It sure shall end in praise, God willing, and to the benefit of all lovers of Democracy and all Nigerians”