The party’s acting Chairman, Amb. Umar Damagum, made the appeal while receiving a team of Special Representatives of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, led by the Head of the UN Office in West Africa and the Sahel Region (UNOWAS), Ahmad Annadif, on Tuesday in Abuja.Damagum, the party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), said that the UN and international community placed importance to the conduct of 2023 General Elections in Nigeria.
He urged the UN to advise INEC to ensure that the 2023 General Elections were credible and transparent.
“UN Development Organisation is one of the organs that ensure that things are done rightly and that is why it plays important role in the conduct of 2023 General Elections.
“We need your support to ensure that INEC is truly an election umpire.
“There are a lot of reforms that have taken place which will be put to test in this coming elections.
“We hope with the signing of the new Electoral Act, those reforms will alleviate some of our fears in the coming elections,” he said.
Damagum, who commended UN interest in the stability and development of Nigeria, said that the country could not afford any form of electoral violence.
He expressed hope that APC would emulate PDP by accepting defeat and peacefully handover power, if it did not win the 2023 General Elections.