Chairperson of INEC, Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (AFP)
Sokoto - Alhaji Abubakar Umar, an Ebira community leader in Sokoto State, on Monday appealed to politicians to support INEC's efforts to achieve peaceful conduct of the March and April general elections.
Umar said in Sokoto that the desire of Nigerians to have transparent elections depended heavily on the support from political class by resisting all kinds of violence.
He said that time had come for politicians to preach the principles of political tolerance and understanding among their followers for the peaceful conduct of electoral processes.
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He said that seeking elective offices must not be taken as a do-or-die affair.
He explained that "the more our politicians preach and understand the need for non-violence, the better for the country''.