Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Sokoto - A PDP chieftain in Sokoto State, Malam Dahiru Maishanu, on Sunday urged members of the party to embrace peace while protecting their votes in the forthcoming elections.
Maishanu told the media in Sokoto that it was only by so doing that the will of the electorate would be fully respected.
He also called on the leaders of the party as well as those seeking elective positions to sustain their sensitisation campaign on the need for their followers to shun violence before, during and after the elections.
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Maishanu, who said that the elections must not to be seen as a do or die affair, called on politicians to abide by the rules and regulations of the electoral process.
He also called on the security agencies to provide a level- playing ground for the peaceful conduct of the elections.
“A peaceful environment will prevent rigging and all kinds of political violence,” he said.