Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nigeria: Politicians urged to be peaceful

Mr Yusufu Wale, the District Head of Lankan, Pankshin Local Government of Plateau, on Thursday advised politicians to be peaceful during and after the Feb. 14 and 28 polls nationwide.

Wale spoke in Lankan when the Council Chairman, Mr Samuel Goar, paid him a courtesy call.

While welcoming the Chairman and his entourage, the traditional ruler urged them to convince their supporters to conduct themselves peacefully and orderly during the campaigns and elections.

“We don’t want any more violence or crisis before, during and after general elections so as not to shed blood, which will discredit the entire polls, “ he stated.

According to him, politicians should exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship by conceding to defeat at the polls and wait for another time, “because once there is life there is hope “.

He said that as a paramount ruler, all he could do was to bless and pray for candidates irrespective of their party affiliation.

The district head commended the council for the efforts toward the construction of the Lankan-Abwor-Dyis road and called for increase in the tempo.

Earlier, Goar said that the entourage was on inspection tour of all ongoing projects of the council, including the road.

“It will be improper if we just come and pass by without paying our homage to you our leader and elder more so that your sons aspiring to contest elective positions are on the entourage, “ he said.

Goar appealed to the traditional ruler to prevail on his subjects to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards to participate in the forth coming general elections.


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