Ban congratulates Nigerians on peaceful elections




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By Sadiya Hamza

New York- UN Secretary- Ban Ki-Moon has congratulated  on largely peaceful and orderly conduct of presidential and parliamentary elections.

 

Ban, in a statement issued on Saturday night in New York, encouraged all Nigerians to continue to maintain peace and to exercise patience throughout the ongoing voting process and the announcement of the final results.

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He condemned  attacks reportedly carried out by Boko Haram in some parts of the country and attempts  by to disrupt polling in some areas.

 

UN Chief said that he was encouraged by the determination and resilience shown by Nigerians in pressing forward and exercising their civic duties.

The Secretary- called on all actors to channel any complaints that might arise from the elections through the established dispute resolution mechanisms.

The Secretary- said he believed that the conclusion of the electoral process would mark an important step forward in further consolidating democracy and the rule of law in Nigeria.(NAN)