Former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalam Abubakar (rtd) on Saturday urged candidates and their supporters to accept the outcome of Governorship and State House of Assembly Election results in good faith.
Abubakar made the call in an interview with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at his Up Hill Water Tank Polling Unit in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar was accompanied by his wife, Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, where they both cast their votes at about 10:45am.
NAN report that Up Hill Water Tank Polling Unit has a total 1,679 registered voters.
Abubakar described the election as peaceful and well organised, although with low turn out of voters compared to Feb. 23 presidential and National assembly (NASS) elections that witnessed large turn of voters.
“The turn out of voters is not as much as that of the presidential and NASS elections, I don’t know why, but maybe people are tired and feel disenfranchised the last time they came to vote,” he said.
The former Head of State commended the peaceful and orderly manner of electorates and urged them to continue to maintain peace and order.
He appealed to the various political party supporters to celebrate the outcome of the elections in a careful manner without endangering their lives and that of the public.
“When election results are announced, people should accept the outcome and in celebrating their victory, they should take lessons from the presidential victory celebration where people loss their lives in the cause of celebration,” he added.
He, however, urged to losers to accept defeat and channel their grievances in an appropriate way for peace and development of the country