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wpid-PRESIDENT-JONATHAN-IN-A-HANDSHAKE-WITH-EMEKA-ANYAKU-480x394Former Common Wealth Secretary, Emeka Anyaoku, yesterday, urged political party leaders to ensure peaceful conduct of tomorrow’s presidential and National Assembly elections, by encouraging violence-free polls.

He made specific reference to the January 14, 2015 Abuja (peace) Accord signed by 12 presidential candidates and their party chairmen.

The former Commonwealth scribe, in a message he termed “Eve-of-Poll Appeal to Political Party Leaders,” said: “Having acted as Chairman and principal witness to the signing of the Abuja Accord by 12 presidential candidates and their party Chairmen on 14 January 2015, I wish on the eve of the elections to remind all the signatories of their solemn commitment to the letter of the Accord.

“While it may be admitted that the campaigns have not been entirely free of hate speeches and some fracas, I believe that there is a general relief that the incidence of ugly violence has so far been less than what was experienced in the 2011 elections. For this, the security agencies deserve to be commended.

“But the real test is yet to come on the days of the elections and, in particular, the days immediately after the elections. I therefore once more urge the political party leaders and workers to be more actively and more visibly engaged in advocating non-violence to their supporters.

“With the eyes of the international community on Nigeria through the myriad of international observers who have arrived in the country for the elections, supporters of the political parties must be persuaded not to do disservice to the image and standing of our country.”
Chief Emeka Anyaoku
Lagos,26 March 2015.



2 Comments
  • agbobu

    THIS IS THE TRUE POSITIONS OF THE PARTIES IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IF THE ELECTION IS HELD TODAY

    THE APC TICKET OF BUHARI/OSINBAJO WILL CARRY

    SOKOTO

    KATSINA

    YOBE

    BORNO

    KANO

    ZAMFARA

    KEBBI

    KADUNA

    BAUCHI

    GOMBE

    ADAMAWA

    NIGER

    KWARA

    OYO

    OSUN

    OGUN

    LAGOS

    NASARAWA

    TARABA

    THE PDP TICKET OF JONATHAN/SAMBO WILL CARRY

    EBONYI

    ANAMBRA

    DELTA

    BAYELSA

    AKWA IBOM

    ABIA

    CROSS RIVER

    THE STATES THAT CAN GO TO ANY OF THE TWO PARTIES ARE

    FTC

    KOGI

    EKITI

    ONDO

    EDO

    ENUGU

    IMO

    RIVERS

    BENUE.

    IF YOU FACTOR IN ALL OF THESE BUHARI/OSINBAJO WILL WIN THE THIS ELECTION IF THE ELECTION IS HELD TODAY.

    • wizz

      hopes and dream.keep it up