Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd) has advised Nigerians to vote for a presidential candidate that would help achieve a peaceful and prosperous nation.
The former Nigerian leader expressed confidence that the 2023 presidential election will hold, adding that happenings in the political scene now are the usual election fever.
Gowon made the call at the weekend during the launch of the book, “Blueprint for National Retrieval”, written by Elder Ejodame Emmanuel in Abuja.
Represented by Philip Salau, the elder statesman called on the electorate to vote for a credible candidate that will lead the nation to peace and restoration.
He also urged Nigerians to stop lamentation about the possibility of the elections not holding, saying that the country would come out stronger after the elections.
He said: “My message to Nigerians is to choose the candidate that you know will help us achieve this destination, a peaceful and prosperous nation.
‘’I have seen it all, he has no fear, there is always the normal periodic election fever. It is a normal thing. It will ease out. Nigeria will be stable, I can assure you.
”I am not fearful, but confident the election will hold. All that is happening now are general election fever, we have seen it before but then nothing.”
This article was originally published on Naija News