Disregard Obasanjo’s comments on presidential election – NANS

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Abuja, Feb. 28, 2028 – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has advised Nigerians to disregard the comments of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Presidential election.

The students said they were disappointed by the comments and warned Obasanjo not to set the country on fire.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by its Vice President, External Affairs, Akinteye Babatunde, the association advised those aggrieved by the outcome of the presidential election to seek redress at the courts.

Obasanjo, had in the statement on Monday, alleged that the presidential and National Assembly elections conducted on Feb. 25 were fraught with malpractices and called for their cancellation.

The students said: “Anarchy is never an option in a democratic system with a reliable judiciary system and other constituted authorities that have been addressing political issues from time immemorial.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started well and I’m pretty sure that they will finish well.

“For them to declare as winners some parties and their candidates, who rose to relevance less than six months ago in some mega states is a significant indication that the umpire is not biased.

“Results were canceled in several polling units across the country and returning officers didn’t hesitate to mention them each time while declaring the results of their states.

“This should serve enough as a litmus test result that the umpire is up to the task and will surely deliver on their promises if given the needed chance and peace of mind in an enabling environment

“There has not been any election in Nigeria where one or two political parties or persons have not challenged the outcome.

“They seek redress in the court of law and oftentimes mandates are being claimed by the rightful owners of these positions based on the evidence at hand and the competence of their legal team.

“We can continue to count on the judiciary as the last resort of the common man and I’m highly optimistic that they won’t trade their reputations for crumbs,” the statement said. (GBN)

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