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Security forces and public urged to embrace peace

27 March 2015, 15:41

Abuja - The I-Nigerian Initiative, a pro-democracy organisation, called on security forces and all Nigerians to ensure peace during and after the general elections beginning on Saturday.

National Coordinator, Ada Stella Apiafi, urged security agencies to remain professional, non-partisan and apolitical at all times during the period.

“The role of our security operatives cannot be over-emphasised, because of their crucial assignment of keeping the peace in and around our borders where elections will be taking place,” she said.

She also urged all Nigerians to respect the outcome of the elections irregardless of the winner in a fair contest.

“Whilst he may have won under a party platform, but he shall be President of Nigeria, and NOT president of any one section, political party, or ethnic affiliation."

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) and former military head of state, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress are the main contenders for the Presidency.  

“The position, and the person who occupies that ‘hallowed’ position, is not for the purpose of self-aggrandisement, selfish interest, party interests, religious interests, or sectional interests;  but for our  national and collective interests,” Appiafi said.

- CAJ News

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