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Delta premier outlines measures to ensure peaceful poll

12 January 2015, 08:16Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has appealed peace and unity in the country.

He made the call during inter-denominational thanksgiving service as part of activities for the year, 2015 Armed Forces Remembrance Day held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters Anglican Communion in Asaba.

He said it was important for Nigerians to shun actions that are capable of dividing Nigerians.

“Terrorism is not a Nigerian affair it is a worldwide phenomenon we need to support our security agencies in the fight against terrorism. By the grace of God, this nation will remain one indivisible entity,” Uduaghan said.

He disclosed that his administration had mapped preventive measures to curb election violence in the state.

“Next month elections will come, there has been a lot of security concern for the elections; there have been prayers everywhere to prevent violence before, during and after the elections," he said.

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"As a government, we will not sit and watch it occur, we have put in place preventive programmes so that our people will know that nobody need to die in an election."

Uduaghan's administration will mobilise religious leaders, traditional rulers, youth groups and elders to educate our people to minimize election violence and reduce the work of security agencies, he said.

The governor called for freedom of candidates to campaign wherever they wanted during the electioneering period and decried reports of threats to stop some people from campaigning in certain places.

He noted that the armed forces were doing a lot for Nigerians and commended them for their efforts to keep Nigeria as one as well as safe and secured for lives and property.

“We appreciate the work of our security agencies, especially their sacrifices to keep the nation as one.”

- CAJ News


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