As the Supreme Court is about to rule on the election of Bauchi State Governorship, state elders under the auspices of the “Alumni Coalition for Peace and Good Governance” called on citizens to accept the result of the verdict in good faith.
The alumni coalition appealed in a press release issued by journalists on Sunday and signed by Sarkin Arewan Bauchi, Alhaji Hassan Sharif and other signatories.
According to the elders, the appeal has become imperative given the political tension in the state while the judgment is about to be rendered by the Supreme Court.
They said the state had been known for peace and political tolerance since the Second Republic when the losers went to court to seek redress, claiming that court decisions had never sparked violence or a crisis in the country. State, hence the need for citizens to maintain the pace.
“As elders, we foresee a danger in crises and we will not like a situation where the generation of our unborn children will suffer because of the inaction of certain unscrupulous elements among us.
“It is on this basis that we call on the good citizens of the state of Bauchi to maintain the pace for which they are known by accepting any decision that the Supreme Court could adopt, Bauchi having to be our first priority”, they said. said in the statement.
Likewise, another civil society organization known as Arewa Youth Mobilization and Mass Mobilization for Voting W judiciously urged politicians and supporters of political parties in the state to avoid overheating the political system before the verdict of the Supreme Court.
Organizations spokesperson during a press conference at the NUJ secretariat in Bauchi, Abdullahi Abdulkadir also urged security agents to be alert to prevent potential breaches of order public after the judgment.
“We have to be very careful and tolerant and respect the law. When two elephants fight, the grass suffers. So let’s accept in good faith any decision made by the court, ”he pleaded.