By Joyce Remi-Babayeju
The Heads of the Election Observation Mission of the ECOWAS Commission and the African Union, AU have have urged all political parties and their candidates not to undermine Nigeria’s progressive democracy.
In a joint statement issued on t the pre- election phase of the 25th February general elections, political parties and their candidates were admonished to refrain from flaming embers of tensions, divisiveness and violence that could undermine the progressive democratic progress which Nigeria has garnered over the years.
“We call on political parties and their candidates to to settle electoral disputes through peaceful means and dialogue in accordance with the Law.”
ECOWAS and AU however expressed their confidence and strong commitment the Nigeria Government and it’s citizens to peace , stability and development while reaffirming commitment to accompany the nation in advancing such goals.