Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has suggested those that will lose within the upcoming common election to congratulate the winners reasonably than going to courtroom.
Mark, who known as for an finish to the politics of bitterness, additionally urged all of the stakeholders within the electoral course of and Nigerians alike to rise as much as the challenges of conducting free, truthful, credible, and acceptable elections that may stand the take a look at of time in February 2023.
The senator stated, “All of the stakeholders—the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, the political events, the safety businesses, the media, and civil society organisations—ought to take it as a name to nationwide service to make sure hitch-free polls.”
Mark acknowledged in his New 12 months goodwill message to Nigerians.
He stated, “I crave an electoral course of that’s devoid of irregularities. I hope for an election outcome that won’t appeal to litigation the place the loser willingly congratulates the winner.
“That is the inspiration and a certain method in the direction of the socio-political and financial emancipation of the nation.”
He famous that Nigeria had a tumultuous political historical past by way of electioneering challenges and expressed hope that previous experiences would information the conduct of the 2023 elections.
Senator Mark was, nevertheless, optimistic that the end result of the 2023 elections can be passable to all stakeholders if all of the actors complied with the foundations of the sport.
Senator Mark cautioned in opposition to electoral violence that portends grave hazard for the nation.
Consequently, he urged election candidates to teach their supporters in opposition to any act that would jeopardise the method.
Irrespective of various political affiliations, Senator Mark reminded gladiators that the whole lot have to be performed to guard and protect the pursuits and territorial integrity of the nation, saying, “Whichever method it goes, we now have no different nation than Nigeria.”