Kenya Election War: Obasanjo Calls for Calm

By Ikenga Chronicles August 10, 2017

Kenya Election War: Obasanjo Calls for Calm

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Kenyans to maintain calm in the face of the crisis that has threatened to engulf the country owing to the preliminary results of the presidential election in the country.

Obasanjo, in a statement issued by his media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, argued that the world and friends of Kenya are seriously waiting for the outcome of the presidential election which took place on Tuesday.

He further maintained that it would not be good to have a litigation later in the International Criminal Court over the crisis.

According to the statement, “The world is waiting for the final declaration of the election and the reactions.

“Allegations of hacking into the electoral system have been made. This, of course, as a technical issue must be thoroughly investigated by a non-partisan Committee of experts, no matter what the final declaration of the election result is.

“The world is also waiting anxiously to see that peace continues to prevail after the formal declaration of the election result.

“Those of us who are friends of Kenya and who believe that peaceful election in Kenya, like in any other African country, is necessary to stabilise democracy in Africa and lay the foundation for strong economic development, unity and progress are also anxious.

“It will not be in the interest of anybody in Kenya to have to resort to International Criminal Court again. We appeal for peace, non-violence and dialogue as the eyes of the world are on Kenya and we can’t do better than to show that electorally, Kenya has come of age.”