The Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba Ahmed has said that there will be certain consequences if Tinubu, Atiku or Obi wins the coming election. In a column titled “Scenarios” on Vanguard Newspaper, the elderstatesman published that ethnic, regional, and religious sentiments would be the sole determinants of voter disposition in the coming elections.
According to him, this election will definitely threaten the second set of elections in March and even a free and fair election may not be enough to cushion the effects.
The nation is beginning to hear worrying murmurs about the consequences of certain candidates losing the elections. An Atiku or Tinubu victory could trigger some unrest in parts of the country. An Obi victory is likely to create massive post-election political instability. A runoff would put the country’s already precarious peace and security in jeopardy.
Reactions motivated by largely ethnic and religious sentiments, regional champions, and politicians who seek more than a credible election are likely to cause serious violence. The second set of elections in March could be seriously threatened by widespread negative reactions to the first set of elections.”