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NCP warns against electoral violence in Ekiti, Osun

28 May 2014, 15:42

Osogbo - Waheed Lawal, the South-West National Vice-Chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), on Tuesday called for  violence-free gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun.

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) had fixed June 21 and August 9 for the Ekiti and Osun gubernatorial elections respectively.

Lawal, who  said the elections should not be seen as a “do-or-die” affair by the political players, urged them to abide by the rules of the game.

“I want to appeal to all the political parties that will be participating in Ekiti and Osun elections to ensure that they refrain from violence.

“Electioneering should be devoid of abusive language, violence and thuggery,” he said.

He also called on INEC to conduct free, fair and credible elections in the two states.

Lawal, who said his party was ready for the election in the two states, added:

“We have put  the necessary machinery  in place to contest the elections.

“We have our candidate for Ekiti election; by June 2 the party will conduct its primary for Osun election to pick its candidate.

Lawal said the party’s candidates would hinge  their campaign on its 10-core programmes which included  abolition of  poverty, employment generation, health and  education.

He said the party would woo the electorates through its manifesto to win the elections in Ekiti and Osun.

 - NAN

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