The African Union has hailed the largely successful conduct of the presidential elections in Nigeria.
The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) said in preliminary findings that the vote was “conducted in a peaceful atmosphere within the framework that satisfactorily meets the continental and regional principles of democratic elections”.
The body however pleaded with involved parties to seek legal solutions to any problems and not resort to violence.
“The AUEOM encourages all parties to resort to legally established channels, should there be a dispute on the outcome of the process,” it said in a statement.
“The AU long-term observers will continue to observe the post-electoral process.”