XCLUSIVE – Elections 2015: While We Await the Results
In the spirit of waiting for the results of the Presidency and Senate elections 2015 that held in Nigeria on Saturday, 28 March 2015 and in some parts of the country on Sunday, 29 March 2015, Nigerians have taken to the social media to share their opinions at the detriment of peace!
The social media is ablaze with hate tweets and posts on twitter and Facebook respectively; announcing what are obviously fake results of the elections 2015, sending angry messages and gloating in some cases.
Supporters of the two leading parties, APC and PDP, have collated results and released them without waiting for INEC’s official release; meanwhile, with every post there is an undertone of violence that ultimately would not help the nation at this time.
The nation must come to terms with the fact that with every contest there will be a winner and a loser. The winner should, however, be magnanimous in the celebration of victory and try to avoid gloating so as not to aggravate the anger of the loser to violence.
On the other hand, the loser should submit to the Victor and honourably accept defeat when the contest shows a credible, free and fair process.
We in Xclusive Magazine believe that violence will not help and should not be instigated. We have only a while to wait for the ultimate declaration. Let politicians back off from hasty submissions and jubilations…
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