Elections: Accept results or seek redress in court, IPAC tells parties

Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Yobe state has called on political parties and their supporters to accept results of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections or amicably seek redress in the court of law.

The chairman of the IPAC in the state, Umar Kukuri, made this known in a press statement made available to journalists in Damaturu while congratulating the successful candidates.

The statement reads in part: “The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) met on several occasions with other stakeholders. We collectively took decisions aimed at promoting peaceful campaigns and elections. We are proud to say that our decisions have contributed immensely to the success of the last election”

“I want to specifically call on all stakeholders, candidates and their supporters to imbibe the culture of sportsmanship. We cannot all be winners in elections. There must be winners and losers to elections. I urged us all to be civil and with respect to laws governing our country”.

“As we await the official announcement of the election results, we should either accept the results in good faith or seek redress in competent courts of law. We must control our supporters and warn them against taking laws into their hands to cause mayhem”.