Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday evening led a delegation of the Election Monitoring Team of the Economic Community of West African States to visit the residence of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, in Abuja.
Jonathan was accompanied by the former President of Ghana, John Mahama; ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi and others.
The team was said to have appealed for calm and advised that the electoral umpire should also make spirited attempts to address some concerns that have so far been raised by all stakeholders.
The visit of the ECOWAS team is coming in the wake of calls by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the major opposition parties for the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the results of Saturday’s elections.
The calls had angered the ruling party which scolded Obasanjo for not acting like an elder statesman with his inciting statement.
This is even as the Chief Spokesman of the APC presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, knocked critics calling for the resignation of the INEC chairman.
Keyamo stated that it was “legally wrong” for any candidate or political party to call for a change in the electoral process when the official results had not even been declared.
The ECOWAS visit to Tinubu was said to have come after the same delegation earlier met with the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi; his counterpart in New Nigeria People’s Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.
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