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IPAC congratulates Tinubu, urges aggrieved to respect democracy

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Lagos State congratulated Sen. Bola Tinubu on his victory in the presidential election on Saturday on Wednesday.

Olusegun Mobolaji, the chairman of IPAC, urged resentful individuals and political parties that were dissatisfied with the election’s results to follow the legal process in a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He asserts that Nigerians as a whole must respect the nation’s democracy.

Mobolaji said: “We want to congratulate Bola Tinubu of APC for his emergence as the winner of the just- concluded Presidential Election in Nigeria.

“It is a game and contest; a winner must emerge as declared by INEC. We have to respect our democracy, we have to respect the rule of law, and we have to respect our system.

“We implore anyone that has anything to contend on the results to toe the right path, they should remember this is our country and the way we handle it is how we are going to meet it.

“We should follow the right path if anyone has anything to challenge, either directly through the INEC or the party. Let us approach the court of law as stipulated by the constitution and the Electoral Act.’’

The IPAC chairman expressed belief that INEC, as promised, would do the right justice to whatever complaints anyone might have.

He urged the electoral umpire to address all complaints and grievances accordingly.

“This election has come and it has been done. Though, there are a lot of challenges and complaints here and there especially concerning the BVAS (Bimodal Voter Accreditation System) and transmission of results.

“People really complained that they could not trust the results because they were not electronically transmitted through the BVAS, but INEC has to conclude the process it started.

“Again, I congratulate the winner. We give glory to God. This is democracy, we respect it, we must respect this country Nigeria and respect ourselves.

“Let us maintain peace, be in harmony, be calm and approach things according to law. This is our Nigeria and we have to make it good,’’ Mobolaji added.

NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared Tinubu of the APC winner of the Saturday’s Presidential election.

It said Tinubu polled a total vote of 8, 794,726 to emerge winner of the election while Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP garnered a total of 6, 984, 520 votes and Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party got 6,101, 533 votes. (NAN)

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