Foreign observers, under the aegis of the International Police Chaplain Sustainable Development and Law Enforcement – IPCSL, have said that the March 18 governorship and Houses of Assembly elections, especially in Lagos State, were peacefully conducted.
IPCSL Mission said it deployed 182 observers from 13 countries including the US, Denmark, Pakistan, Cameroon, Togo, Ghana, and Niger Republic to 2,117 polling units across Nigeria during the elections.
They commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, domestic and foreign observers, civil society organizations, political parties, and other stakeholders for the spirit of democracy and patriotism they displayed during the elections. The commendation was given by the Head of the organization in Nigeria, Johaness Makouvia, at a press conference in Lagos.
The IPCSL Mission reminds all sons and daughters of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that they remain the main actors in the development of their country and, therefore, have an imperative to be natives of peace in all the states of their nation.
He, however, condemned the tribal sentiments and violence recorded in parts of Lagos, just as he called for peaceful coexistence among all Nigerians. He urged those aggrieved by the results of the elections to seek redress in court instead of fomenting trouble in form of protests.