Posted by News Express | 30 March 2015 | 2,597 times
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, yesterday congratulated Nigerians for holding “largely peaceful and orderly” elections despite Boko Haram attacks and urged them to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere.
In a statement, he condemned attacks carried out by Boko Haram and others who have attempted to disrupt the presidential and parliamentary polls.
He, however, said that Nigerians had shown resilience by pressing forward and turning out to vote “in the face of unjustifiable violence.”
The UN secretary called on all sides to continue to shun violence throughout the ongoing vote and the announcement of the results. He said all voting complaints should be resolved through dispute resolution mechanisms.
“The successful conclusion of the electoral process will mark an important step forward in further consolidating democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria,” he said.
•Adapted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows Ki-moon.
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