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IPMAN chief urges peaceful elections


Ahead of the general elections, the acting Chairman of Western Zone of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kunle Bamigboye, has canvassed peaceful and credible elections across the country. 

In a chat with journalists in Ilorin, yesterday, Bamigboye urged politicians to eschew desperations for electoral victories, nepotism and religious jingoism and violence before and after the elections. 

He said: “It is high time we start seeing elections as a fair game. We need to put the nation first, rather than egocentric attitudes. The survival of Nigeria is not negotiable due to its leading role in the world. 

“Our politicians should, therefore, endeavour to play the game the way it should. Any attempt to heat up the polity could be catastrophic for us as a people. Enough of ethnicism and religious acrimonies in Nigeria.”

Bamigboye, while disclosing the various political sensitisation programmes the association had held with its members ahead of the polls, urged other professional bodies in the country to emulate IPMAN towards a peaceful election in the nation. 

He assumed the new post following the recent election of his predecessor, Alhaji Debo Ahmed, as the new Deputy National President.

Bamigboye was until his recent election deputy to Ahmed. 

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