Elections must hold as scheduled, says NPAN
In a statement issued yesterday at the end of an extra-ordinary meeting of the association and signed by its President, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena, NPAN said: “The general elections must hold on March 28th and April 11th as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The election must produce an outcome and Nigerians must rally round whoever emerges the winner.”
The association stressed that “the election is for and by the Nigerian people and it must be free, fair and held in such a way that it will deepen the nation’s democracy such that at the end of the electoral process, Nigeria must be the winner.”
NPAN called on Nigerians, particularly politicians, to eschew all forms of violence before, during and after the election. “We call on the people of Nigeria, especially political leaders across the nation, to eschew every form of violence. The prevalent do-or-die attitude is unnecessary, unhelpful and unhealthy for our system of democracy. We must all say no to violence before, during and after the election,” the group said.