The National Peace Committee (NPC) has called on Nigerians to put the disappointment of the postponement of the general elections behind them and respond to the call to patriotism when the elections eventually hold.
It made a call in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, former Head of State retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and Convener, Bishop Mathew Kukah on Tuesday. The group called on Nigerians not to despair, but to rise in defence of the nation’s democracy.
The postponement of the election by a week had attracted widespread criticism. But with so much blames already traded, the NPC appealed to Nigerians to remain calm and show understanding.
Also, the committee called on politicians to look beyond the struggle for power, show character and grace and work with the Independent National Electoral Commission “to inspire our people to new heights”.
As for INEC, the National Peace Committee challenged it to work toward reclaiming its integrity. To do that, the committee urged the electoral body to “patiently continue to focus on attaining internal cohesion and coordination”.