The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, (NUPENG) has urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
The national officers of the Petroleum Tankers Drivers, (PTD) branch of NUPENG urged the former vice president to reverse his decision to go to court, after its meeting in Abuja.
In a statement signed by its national chairman, Otunba Salimonu Oladiti, the Union advised the main opposition party to take advantage of President Buhari pledge to run an inclusive government as very reassuring.
The NUPENG expressed concern that threats in certain quarters to form a parallel government was inimical to peace and further admonished all political actors to work for national cohesion and unity.
The statement read in part:” The PTD hereby calls on the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to accept the results and accept the election of Muhammadu Buhari as the President. We further call on the PDP to take advantage of the President’s pledge to run an inclusive government. The Union also condemns calls for a parallel government or mobilisation of the masses for disobedience to constituted authority.
“We join other peace-loving Nigerians and friends of the country to call for unity, peace and order. We are also committed to the indivisibility of the country and dissociate ourselves from plans and orchestration to be used for violence or mass action.
” Consequently, we implore all losers, irrespective of their parties to rein in their supporters and avoid circumstances in which they may resort to acts inimical to public safety.
“Our Constitution and the electoral act are clear on ways and means aggrieved persons can seek redress in situations they strongly believe that their chances to have won their positions were undermined.
“We must be reminded that Nigeria is our only country and do all within our capacity to keep it peaceful. We will support efforts in this regard and once again persuade our political actors to work for national cohesion and unity.”
The Union called on President Buhari not to disappoint Nigerians who voted for him for a fresh mandate as it noted that the electorate were deserving of good governance in appreciation of their trust in his leadership.
“We urge President Buhari not to fail Nigerians in his commitment to the common good for the greatest number of our people. It is that care that has earned him their unwavering support despite the elite gang up. He has not disappointed them.”