Major elections, such as the presidential and National Assembly elections that just took place in Nigeria can take a toll on the mental health of Nigerians, experts say.
The experts say stress caused by election anxiety can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression.
The presidential and National Assembly elections were held on Saturday, and there has been palpable tension across the country following the collation of the election results and stakeholders raising issues bordering on irregularities in the process.
The Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party have kicked against the process, describing it as compromised.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, also issued an open letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), expressing concern over the integrity of the elections.
In the letter, Obasanjo claimed that the Independent National Electoral Commission had allegedly compromised its officials to manipulate the election process and revert to the manual transmission of results, instead of using the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and Server for immediate transmission of results from polling units.
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