President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerians to exercise patience as they wait for the Independent National Electoral Commission to collate and announce results of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Jonathan who is the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election made the call in a post on his Facebook page.
Anxiety has been gripping Nigerians over what many saw as the slow pace of collating the results across the country with political parties making claims and counter-claims.
The All Progressives Congress had issued a statement on Sunday, alleging that the Jonathan administration was planning to manipulate the results. The claim had been faulted by the PDP.
Jonathan, however, advised Nigerians to wait patiently for the results the same way they waited to vote on Saturday.
He urged them not to embark on any acts that could lead to breakdown of law and order.
The President wrote, “We waited patiently to vote in these elections, now I want to urge all Nigerians to also wait patiently for the Independent National Electoral Commission to collate and announce results.
“We must ensure that we do not get involved in acts that breach our peaceful co-existence that we patriotically demonstrated during the elections.
“May God bless Nigeria.”