2023 Nigeria elections: We’ll ensure safety of Ghanaians in Nigeria – Ghana’s High Commissioner
Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, has assured that his outfit will ensure the safety of Ghanaians in the West Africa nation.
Currently, polls have officially ended in the country, with collation underway.
Despite what has been generally described as a relatively peaceful election, there have been some pockets of disturbances in some polling units across the country.
But speaking on JoyNews‘ The Probe/Nigeria Decides on Sunday, Mr Bawa said Ghanaians in that country will be shielded from harm.
“So far there’s no incident involving a Ghanaian. But we’re still monitoring because it’s quite fluid. Until the elections is declared and situations retuen to normal, we are not resting on our oars.
“We’re in touch with almost all the associations across the federation; from Maiduguri down to River States. Hopefully, we can go through this period and there’ll be no incidents”, he told host, Emefa Apawu.
He continued, “We want to assure Ghanaians who have got their relatives here that all things are being done to ensure the safety of Ghanaians during this period”.
Meanwhile, Rashid Bawa, says he is not surprised by the results compiled so far by the country’s electoral management body.
Earlier, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), announced results from Ekiti state with Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leading in that regard.
Reacting to the trickling results on JoyNews, Mr Bawa said with hesitation that, he is not surprised at the present outcome.
“I hardly, would want to talk about it but I’m not too surprised. It’s expected. If you look at where the results is coming from”, he said.
“Nigeria is actually divided into geographical zones. We have the North, we have the South-South and we have the South-West. The South-South are largely the Igbo’s.
“The South-West are the Youba’s. And the North are the Hausa’s, the Hausa’s Fulani. Now these major tribes have got three leading candidates. Each candidate wherever he’s coming from, has his strength”, he explained.
Mr Bawa continued, “So when you look at most of the results, if it’s the North that is dropping in, you’ll realise that the candidate from the North gets most of the votes”.
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