APC South Africa urges oppositions to maintain peace as they seek court redress
The South Africa chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised need to address post-election period peacefully to sustain the nation’s promising democracy.
In a statement, the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of APC, South Africa chapter, Otunba Oyekanmi Oluwatoyin, urged electorate to look through the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s track record, expressing the optimism that the future of the country is on the bright side.
Oluwatoyin said Tinubu’s role in championing the return of democracy in the country couldn’t be sacrificed on the altar of hatred by self-seeking individuals.
He said: “It is pertinent to recall that no election process has been without glitches recorded. Hence, we, as a nation, must not jettison the effort of the electoral body to minimise it, by ensuring the collation of results was carried out despite the technicalities that were beyond the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), as the electorate to exercised their franchise.
“While the president-elect lost Lagos state, which is believed to be his stronghold to an opposition party, other incumbent candidates also lost their bid to return elected.
“We enjoined other aggrieved opposition parties to abide by the peace accord signed before the election to not cause a breach of the nation’s peace or cause anarchy by making statements that might cause disharmony, conflict, and violence.
“We will rather encourage them to continue with their effort to seek redress at the election tribunal and to abide by the court ruling which has been the standard since the return to democracy in 1999.”