Abuja – The National Information Centre has called on Nigerians to maintain the peace and cooperate with the security agencies now that the Presidential and National Assembly elections are over.
The information is contained in a statement issued by the Coordinator of the centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, in Abuja on Sunday.
Omeri said the successful conclusion of Saturday’s election would go a long way to prove to the world that the country “is stable where democracy works’’.
He described the high voter turnout, dedication and patience exhibited by voters as a triumph of the nation’s democracy.
Omeri said the high voter turnout, especially in areas previously under Boko Haram control like Maiduguri, was a clear testimony of the Nigerian military’s successes in securing the country.
“The strikingly long lines of voters who turned out to cast their ballots in Maiduguri is a testament to the atmosphere of security and sense of safety that this government has delivered to the people.
“Our military and security agencies’ commitment and brave service has made this election possible.
“Giving our soldiers more time to make the necessary headway against Boko Haram has ensured that Nigerians in the conflict areas participate in the election.’’ He said.