Nigerians have received assurances from the presidency that the events of June 12, 1993, won’t recur.
Garba Shehu, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, declared that the allegedly corrupted presidential election would not be declared null and void.
Shehu urged candidates and political groups who were dissatisfied with the election results to file a lawsuit.
He spoke in a statement titled “At the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, LDCs, disclosed President Buhari drummed up support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Presidency.”
The statement reads partly: “Before the trip, he was faced with orchestrated attempts to poison public opinion against national institutions, particularly the presidential election and its conduct by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as an institution, against which vile and unsubstantiated allegations were hurled.
“The wishful thinkers appeared to assume that the June 12, 1993, election crisis, the worst ever since the civil war, could be recreated.”
Some presidential candidates had faulted the outcome of the February 25 election.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Peter Obi of Labour Party, LP, are not satisfied with the outcome of the presidential election.
Atiku and Obi claimed the presidential election was marred by irregularities, while claiming they both won the election.
Both candidates are in the court to contest the election outcome.