The Economic Community of West African States Election Observation Mission has called on Nigerians who contested the presidential and National Assembly elections to accept the results in good faith.
The mission gave the advice in its preliminary report signed by its Head, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and made available to journalists on Monday.
It said the advice was one of the preliminary conclusions it reached pending the collation and declaration of final results by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
It described the electoral process largely peaceful and transparent.
It called on INEC and other stakeholders to approach the final phase of the process with fairness and transparency.
The observer group commended INEC and security agencies for what it called their dedication and professionalism.
It also appreciated the effort of political parties for their commitment and their demonstration of maturity during the process.
It also congratulated civil society, media, domestic and international observer groups for their contribution and commitment to the strengthening of the democratic process in Nigeria.