The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has expressed concern over claims of victory at polls by political parties.
The Director-General of NOA, Garba Abari, at a breakfast meeting with the media towards post-election stability in the country, noted that the situation where more than one political party is claiming victory holds ominous signs for the polity, if not delicately managed.
According to him, it is not unusual that some will feel dissatisfied after any election.
“This is so because, in the case of electoral contest for the position of President, only one candidate can win at a time.
“Our current situation where more than one political party is claiming victory holds ominous signs for the polity if not delicately managed.
“It is in view of the agency’s mandate aimed at building national cohesion that I am hosting this breakfast meeting with the media,’’ he said.
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Abari also urged Nigerians who would participate in the March 11 governorship and state House of Assembly elections to conduct themselves in a peaceful and orderly manner, to ensure a violence free and credible election. (NAN)