The UN, African Union and ECOWAS have urged political parties to exercise restraint as the Independent National Electoral Commission announces the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections.

In a statement by the international bodies made available by the ECOWAS Commission, they also urged candidates to continue to exercise patience for the complete results.

They further encouraged aggrieved parties and persons to resort to legal means to seek redress, in accordance with the Constitution and relevant laws, as agreed in the Peace Accord of February 13. �^�>��