- Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the key presidential aspirants in the recent Nigeria elections to maintain the peace and stability of the country
- This follows the election of the APC's Bola Tinubu as the victor in the hotly contested Nigerian polls
- The collation process of the elections was widely condemned by the opposition parties and other observer groups, including the European Union and former president Olusegun Obasanjo who alleged fraud
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Following the election of the governing APC's Bola Tinubu as president of Nigeria, various local and international bodies have appealed for calm and restraint among the Nigerian populace.
Ensure peace and sanctity of Nigeria is maintained - Mahama to victors, losers
Taking to his social media handle with accompanying images of the candidates he interacted with, the former president, the leader of the West African Elders Forum, who also observed the polls, urged the victors and losers to ensure the peace and sanctity of Nigeria is maintained.
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"I led the West African Elders Forum to meet with the four key presidential candidates in Saturday's Nigerian election. Our message to all the candidates, during our engagements between Sunday and Tuesday, was to maintain the peace and stability of Nigeria," he said.
The former president's comments have drawn varied reactions on social media, some of which have been compiled by YEN.com.gh below.
Abu Lansani M. Abanton
Even with the most credible INEC and it's chairman you're meeting candidates. Do you still trust INEC more than your own EC and it's chairperson?
Lukman Abdul Rahman
Leadership by example. Daddy, I hope you've seen alot with regards to their elections and that you'll do all your best avoid any attempt to rig our elections come 2024. In Shaa Allah. We can't afford to loose you again.
Great son of the soil.The motherland (Ghana) is proud of you. Nigeria needs autocratic rule not democracy. Broad daylight robbery paa at this democratic regime? We wish them well
Sam Lannier Williams
You are a role model. Your humility and faith in God tells it all Gets ready Paaaa You are coming God is with you God be with be
Francis Akwasi Acheampong
Mr. JDM has still not accepted defeat during the election in his country. Then you go to someone's country to seek for peace for them. We the young ones are still watching from afar. God have mercy on Nigeria .
Naa Ashirifia Agyemang
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You will be Honored by God, keep the FAITH. God is with you. More Grace H. E. JOHN D. MAHAMA
INEC declares Tinubu winner of Nigeria 2023 presidential election
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election.
Professor Mahmud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, the winner of the keenly contested election in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja.
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