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NUJ, NYSC members, others march against electoral violence

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Ekiti state.

Journalists yesterday marched through the streets of Ado-Ekiti to sensitise residents against electoral violence.

Acting under the aegis of Ekiti State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), they urged residents to conduct themselves peacefully during the poll.

They cautioned against plunging the state into chaos before, during and after the poll.

The procession started at the NUJ Secretariat in Oke Bareke and marched through Isato, Irona, Ijigbo, Old Garage, Okeyinmi, Okesa, Ojumose and Atikankan areas of the city.

Members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), students and officials of the Ado-Ekiti campus of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) also participated in the walk.

The journalists and their allies carried placards and distributed leaflets to denounce violence, arson, electoral malpractice and other actions that could cause breakdown of law and order.

Some of the placards read: “We want peace in Ekiti,” “Vote, not fight, election no be war,” “Remember that your life is very precious,” “Your vote is your power, vote right,” among others.

They stopped at various junctions to make advocacy for peaceful poll, and were applauded by the people for making the timely call.

Ekiti NUJ Chairman, Rotimi Ojomoyela, urged the people not to allow the forthcoming poll to be marred by violence.


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