By Olugbenga Salami
As Nigerians await the final results of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the National Coalition for Peace and Unity, NCPU, has warned political parties and their supporters against utterances capable to distabilizing the country.
The coalition said the warning has become necessary in view of some utterances from politicians, who threatened that the EndSARS will be a child’s play if the election doesn’t go their way, and therefore, reminded them that the masses would be the victims of their actions at the end.
In a statement issued on Monday by its Protem Secretary General, Cairo Ojougboh, the group cautioned the public on the way they believe in the social media, adding that information from that channels should not be taken wholeheartedly.
According to him, INEC is the only body constitutionally empowered to announce election results, warning that the public should know which report they should believe.
“While we are cautioning the public to be watchful and filter the reports out there before drawing conclusion, it is also very important to note that false reports have a way of causing serious crisis,” the Coalition said.
The group urged the public to be careful with what they say and try to accommodate other people’s opinion, because sentiments are high at the moment.
“Our objective is to manage the expected post election crisis in other to secure the unity of the nation. We have been telling Nigerians to walk the part of peace, so that the nation will not engulf in flame.
“We have during our inauguration called on the leader and elders of the land to rise and put in place all proactive measures to forestall the potential of national crisis.
“Now that the election is over, we are also calling them to put their feet down to forestall any untoward issue after the winner of the presidential poll has been announced,” the Coalition said.