Ban ki-moon has insisted that the elections still take place.
The United Nations Chief beckoned on the Nigerian Government and Electoral Commission to make sure that sequel to the date change, the country’s general elections are maintained.
Stephane Dujarric, who represented the Secretary General, in a statement, applauded the idea.
She said, “The Secretary-General nevertheless expresses strong concern over reports of election-related violence. He urges all political leaders to adhere to their commitments under the Abuja Accord, to refrain from inflammatory statements and to immediately condemn any statements from their supporters that amount to an incitement to violence or subversion of the electoral process.”
She went ahead to say, “The Secretary-General commends the progress made by the election commission in the preparation for the elections, including the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards. He urges all relevant national institutions to continue to work with the electoral commission to ensure all voters can exercise their constitutional right to participate in the elections freely and without intimidation.”
She furthermore assured that the orgaisation would keep an eye on the developments in the country.