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2023 Poll: Don’t Set Nigeria On Fire, Arewa Group Warns Obasanjo

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The Arewa New Agenda, AWA, Wednesday, warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo, not to ignite crisis across the country with comments and calls to cancel the February 25 presidential election.

AWA which is a pan-Northern forum, led by its Convener, Senator Ahmad Abubakar Moallahydi, during a press conference held to douse tension on the heels of the declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the February 25 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, while calling on Nigerians to support the president-elect and ignore calls for violence.

He also pointed out that the elections were transparently conducted by INEC, hence the opposition winning Lagos, Kano, Plateau, Nasarawa, Gombe, Katsina, Ebonyi, Anambra, Delta, Kaduna and Yobe States.

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He said: “ANA on behalf of the teeming Northerners who trooped out to vote for HE Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, we congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“This victory is a Nigerian success story. In the spirit of national Cohesion, we look forward to a new beginning and urge all Nigerians to close ranks and support the incoming administration to take the country to greater heights.

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“In the same vein, we hasten to respond to some self-serving individuals whose utterances are at variance with peaceful coexistence especially former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

“We read Chief Obasanjo’s press release calling on the INEC Chairman to bow to some of his (Obasanjo’s caprices) which as expected has gone viral as we believe that is one of the effects, he set out to achieve; in it, he shared his thoughts about how he thinks things should go in the electioneering process for the 2023 national elections.

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