The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday cautioned the federal government against plunging Nigeria into constitutional crisis by tampering with the electoral process.
Saraki disclosed this to journalists in Ilorin after a meeting with the All Progressives Congress stakeholders in the state on the state of the nation.
He explained that it became necessary at this period to get commitment from the federal government and security agencies that the electoral processes would not be tampered with and the new election dates would not be postponed.
He also said that: “The issue at stake is no longer an issue for the PDP and APC but an issue that borders on the future of Nigerians.”
Saraki urged Nigerians to continue to remain calm and resolute, saying that, “six weeks is like tomorrow and we should be more determined to make our wishes come to pass.”
He said: “The nation needs not only political stability but economic stability; federal government should give commitment that there will be no further elections postponement.”
Saraki, who expressed delight over the declaration by the defence chiefs that the new elections dates would not be altered, advised Nigerians to be calm and abide with the recent development in a bid to salvage the nation.
On the rumours of a possible clampdown on the opposition leaders by the government, Saraki said: “We are not afraid. This issue is beyond us, Nigerians are resolute in their determination to effect a change in the leadership of our nation.”
He also described the recent attacks on the members of the APC in the state as unfortunate, saying that, “Kwara is known for peace and this should be adhered to so as to move the state forward.”
He said: “Political crisis is alien to the state and I belief that those new entrants into the political sphere of the state are the people causing trouble and this should be stopped in order to take the state into a greater height.”
He therefore called on the state police command to hold political leaders accountable for any breach of the peace by their supporters.