Presidential Elections Reveals Nigeria Deeply Divided Alongside Ethnic, Non secular traces – UN The United Nations on Wednesday stated that the presi…
Presidential Elections Reveals Nigeria Deeply Divided Alongside Ethnic, Non secular traces – UN
The United Nations on Wednesday stated that the presidential election held on February 25 have revealed the sharp ethnic, non secular and demographic fault within the nation, regardless of the signing of the peace accord by candidates and their political events.
The UN additionally acknowledged that since Nigeria is standing at a crossroads, engagement in real dialogue, involving all of the stakeholders can be pivotal in calling for accountability to revive confidence within the governance processing.
The Senior Human Rights Advisor within the Workplace of the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Adwoa Kufuor, acknowledged these throughout the launch of a nationwide stability dialogue in Abuja with the theme, ‘Selling post-election stability, justice and gender inclusion’, organised by a peace constructing organisation, Worldwide Alert, in collaboration with the Nationwide Orientation Company and Workplace for Strategic Preparedness and Resilience.
Kufuor stated, “As we all know, many peace accords which had been primarily based on the structure and the Electoral Act had been signed each on the state and federal ranges on peaceable elections, the place political events made commitments on guaranteeing peaceable local weather together with on hate speech.
“The presidential elections have revealed the sharp ethnic, non secular, and demographic fault traces behind these numbers. This solely serves to remind us it takes greater than a signing of paperwork. It requires real political will to translate paper commitments into concrete actions.
“As you all know, many Nigerians face continual instability, excessive violence and excessive poverty, 130 million based on the World Financial institution. One shock after one other is destroying lives and breaking down resilience, multiplying grievances and divisions and diminishing belief.
“Nigeria stands at a crossroad. We’d like all of society engagement in real dialogue with all stakeholders together with civil society and odd residents whose voices are essential in calling for accountability to revive the arrogance of stakeholders within the governance course of.”
On the occasion, the Nation Director of Worldwide Alert, Paul Nyulaku, suggested the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to dialogue and negotiate with aggrieved political events and individuals, after the final polls, as a way to douse rigidity within the nation.
Nyulaku stated Tinubu ought to shut ranks with aggrieved political events and candidates within the presidential election to cut back rigidity in Nigeria.