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Northeast PDP urges members to shun violence in upcoming polls

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Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the northeast (PDP) has urged its supporters to shun violence in the upcoming polls.

Northeast National Vice Chairman Gebon Timothy Kataps, made the appeal in a statement in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

He asked Nigerians to pray fervently for the success of the polls, urging: “Go to your polling unit, cast your vote peacefully and allow the agents of our great party to handle the collation and other processes. It is also important that we hold up to God in constant prayer and never cease in positive action for our country Nigeria.”

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He said Nigerians are at a very important stage in the country’s development, and advised that the stage requires stepping up vigilance towards concerted peaceful conduct.

Ketaps stressed that this was important towards liberating the country from the forces of deceit, deception, tyranny, corruption, nepotism and total destruction of the country’s values.

He recalled that Nigeria fought a bitter civil war to keep the people together.

“Many paid the supreme price, but the actions of people in government at the National and state levels today seem not to appreciate these efforts of our heroes past,” he said.

He called on Nigerians; especially those from the northeast region to brace up for the challenges ahead.

The national vice chairman expressed optimism that the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and all the party’s candidates would emerge victorious.

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He admonished the electorate “to remember that in spite of all efforts to demonise the PDP, difference is crystal clear in terms of the quality of life, freedom, security and prosperity that we offered in the past, which we are set to do even better in 2019.”

Kataps said Nigerians fared better during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan than they are now.

He said: “Outside hunger, poverty, despicable standards of living and hopelessness, there’s almost nothing to point at under this present administration.”

He explained that life is about living and looking forward to a better future for our children and us.

Regrettably, he added, in analyzing the trend of events objectively, it is difficult to emphatically state that the people are better off today than in 2015.

“Better put, life is worse off today than at the time of the last national election.

“Whatever intimidation you may face, please accept it as a price you need to pay to secure your future and that of your children,” he said.


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