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Elections: 'Jonathan must caution security agencies'

05 November 2014, 08:01

Abuja - The United Progressive Party (UPP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to direct security agencies, especially the police, to exhibit high level of civility and non-partisanship during and after the 2015 elections.

This is contained in a communiqué at the end of the party's fourth National Executive Committee (NEC) and signed by its National Chairman, Chief Chekwas Okorie, in Abuja on Tuesday.

It advised that there should be no preferential treatment to specific political parties or candidates.

"We also call on all print and broadcast media to grant all participating parties and their candidates equal coverage in air time and space in order to assist in ensuring a level-playing field.’’

The party urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue to do all that was necessary for the success of the 2015 general elections.

It, however, pledged to continue to cooperate with the commission at all times.

It said that NEC, at the meeting, approved the party’s guidelines and time-table for congresses/primaries for all elective offices in the country.

the communique expressed satisfaction with the report of the party's chairmen in the 36 states and FCT on the preparation for the forthcoming elections.

"The NEC directs that only eligible candidates who have fulfilled the minimum condition contained in the party’s guidelines for the election shall be sponsored by the party to fly its flag at the elections.

"Exception is, however, made for female aspirants who are not required to pay nomination fees in line with our party's policy on gender issues as contained in the manifesto.’’

The NEC also mandated its National Working Committee (NWC) to set up all necessary ad hoc committees for the effective and efficient implementation of the party’s programme and activities for 2015 elections.

It also acknowledged with satisfaction the commendable level of unity, internal democracy and discipline exhibited at all levels by the party

"We intend to nurture and sustain these attributes.’’



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